'Screenagers' showing on April 5

Posted on: Apr 4, 2018

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Stanford-trained 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.
In “Screenagers,” Delaney explores 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.
“Screenagers” will be shown at Delano High School on Thursday, April 5. Students in grades 9-12 will view the film during the school day, and a longer version will be shown for parents and community members at 7 p.m.