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.
TESTIMONIALS"My husband and I have just been very concerned about this issue for some time, and as I'm a geneticist at UCSF Children's Hospital Oakland, I'm very interested in the science behind it. The film is first rate- you've made a REMARKABLE piece: thoughtful, provocative and beautifully filmed and edited. " Beth T., Geneticist at UCSF Children’s Hospital"Just wanted you to know that your movie has the attention of most of the important people in my community. You have conquered Marin! It's making a huge buzz...." Michelle G., Educator, Parenting Coach & Mindfulness Educator
WANT TO HOST A SCREENING? Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age is showing in community settings all over the United States and around the world. Hundreds of schools, companies, PTAs, synagogues, churches, Girl Scout troops, youth groups, health organizations, after school organizations, tutoring centers and more are organizing showings in their towns. YOU can show Screenagers in your community. We are also screening the movie during lunch time at companies. Adobe, Zulily, Pixar and Lucasfilm have all screened the movie for their employees.
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