Issues of technology are front-and-center for families—especially as parents and digital-natives navigate a generational divide. The Baldwin-Whitehall School District will be hosting a screening of the documentary SCREENAGERS to help parents and teens in the community constructively dialogue around this topic. 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 happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston 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 poignan, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance. SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head-on, depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
The screening and town-hall discussion will be held at Baldwin High School on Wednesday, Oct 16, from 6:00–7:30 P.M. More information is available here.