As part of an ongoing discussion about the role of technology in the lives of children, The Country School is pleased to host a screening of the award-winning film, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. The screening, being held on November 9 at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Tickets may be reserved by clicking below.
The film screening event follows a panel discussion about children and technology at Minds in Motion, a day of workshops and discussions being held on The Country School campus on October 14. While children engage in fun, fast-paced, hands-on learning, parents are invited to attend their own workshops and the panel discussion. Learn more about Minds in Motion, the signature event of The Connecticut Association for the Gifted, and the panel discussion HERE.
To watch the Screenagers trailer, CLICK HERE.
More about Screenagers from the film's website:
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.
Some reviews of the film:
"Screenagers is a very balanced, sympathetic and sane look at the way millions of teens are struggling with phones and games and technology in general. In part by letting the teens themselves speak about their own concerns and solutions. Screenagers is deeply affecting, too."
— Dave Eggers, Author
"As the mother of three kids—two of them teenagers—I’ve noticed that whenever I get together with other parents, the conversation ends up turning to our kids’ screen time. We’re all worried about how much is too much. For any of you wrestling with this issue, I loved the documentary, Screenagers. It combines smart insights and practical tips for raising happy, healthy, technologically-empowered teens."
— Melinda Gates
The Country School is honored to present Screenagers and the panel discussion about children and technology as part of our Partnering with Parents series. Learn more about previous offerings to bring parents, educators, and experts together for discussions on important topics, at http://www.thecountryschool.org/about/current-parents/country-school-parent-and-educator-series.