“Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age” (9/22)

 

screenagerswebhighlightThe Mountain Phoenix Community School Parent Council will be hosting a screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age” followed by a panel discussion on the impact of media in our children’s lives. Please join us:

Thursday, September 22
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the MPCS Great Hall (4725 Miller Street, Wheat Ridge)

The event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Ticket Prices

Tickets are only $5 are currently available for purchase on the Screenagers website.

Film Synopsis

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.

To view the trailer for the film, click here.

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