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Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age


"Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can
empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance."

From Screenagers website

February 28, 2019, 6:30-8:00 PM

Family viewing of Screenagers for Highland Terrace and Meridian Park.

  • Movie viewing  6:30-7:30  PM
  • Open discussion  7:30-8:00 PM
  • Link to website with information about Screenagers.


Friday, March 1   1:15-2:15 PM

  • Viewing of Screenagers for 5th and 6th grade students.  Highland Terrace only.  In the cafeteria.
  • After the video, teachers and students will engage in classroom discussions.
  • Please contact your child's teacher if you want to consider not having your child view this movie.