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Posted on: October 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age


When- Tuesday October 25, 2016 7-9pm
Where- Madison Junior School, 160 Main Street, Madison NJ (plenty of parking is available)
How- Purchase tickets online at SCREENAGERSMOVIE.COM. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and students are free

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age.
This film is for every person who has ever worried about how much time the family is spending in front of a screen, whether it is a smartphone, video games, laptops, tablets, watching movies, surfing the internet, or posting on social media sites.
“Kids spend on average 6.5 hours a day on screens and that doesn’t include classroom or homework screen time. Boys spend, on average, the equivalent of 1.5 days on video games every week.”

The filmmaker, Delany Ruston, a pediatrician, decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Ruston felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents in her practice were equally overwhelmed she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time.

Dr. Ruston turned the camera on her own family and others—revealing stories that depict messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Interwoven into these stories are cutting edge science and insights from
leading brain scientists who present evidence on real changes happening in the brain of kids overusing electronics. The good news is that SCREENAGERS offers parents and educators strategies and multiple approaches that parents and educators can use to help their families strike a healthy balance and achieve an appropriate use of screen time.

For tickets, click here!
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