The movie focuses on the dilemma of 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 poignant, 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. It has been featured on Good Morning America, PBS News Hour, The Dr. Oz Show, and The New York Times.
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 movie will be offered on Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 pm at MHS auditorium free of charge -- no ticket is required.
A panel discussion follows the evening event and parents are encouraged to bring their children ages 10 and up. Any questions regarding the event can be submitted to email@example.com.