SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age
Please join us for a screening of the documentary SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:00pm - The Stanwich School
This event is open to the Stanwich parent community as well as friends.
Don’t miss the opportunity to view this thought provoking film on our children’s use of technology and the effects it can have on their social interactions, academics and family life. More importantly, learn how we can support them through the stresses of technology and empower them to make good decisions in the digital world.
This Stanwich Parent Education offering will further strengthen the home-school partnership by facilitating a conversation both among parents and between parents and children on the challenges and decisions we are facing relating to our children’s use of technology.
About the Film
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, 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.
Watch the Official Trailer
SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.