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SCREENAGERS: A documentary about one of the biggest parenting issues of our time.

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 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. READ MORE

Woodson High School PTSO will be showing the powerful documentary, SCREENAGERS, on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Woodson Auditorium. SCREENAGERS is about the impact of the digital age on students and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel better equipped to establish balance around screen time.

NOTE: The filmmaker suggests that the documentary is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Everyone’s sensitivity is different and some kids have had more exposure to the topics covered, so parents should use their best judgment. Note that the documentary includes a quick image of a violent, animated video game (“Grand Theft Auto”) and a 13 year old girl discussing the fact that she sent a boy a text photo of herself in a bra and then was ostracized the next day at school when everyone found out about it. The documentary is 68 minutes long, and many younger kids may not have the attention span for the length of the film.

Tickets are free, but please RSVP here. Parents AND Students are encouraged to attend. The screening will include English subtitles.
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SCREENAGERS (Official Trailer) from Delaney Ruston on Vimeo.