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Screenagers Screening Hosted By The Waldo School
July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On July 22nd at 6:00 pm, The Waldo School will be hosting a special screening of the movie Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. Screenagers dives into how our children develop in our world that is rapidly becoming more connected to technology through the internet, cell phones, video games, and especially social media.
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.