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Screenagers — Growing Up in the Digital Age

Offi­cial Selec­tion of many 2016 film fes­ti­vals

Screenagers – Grow­ing Up in the Dig­i­tal Age (direct­ed by Delaney Rus­ton) depicts the messy strug­gles in today’s fam­i­ly life relat­ing to social media, video games, aca­d­e­mics and inter­net addic­tion. Are you watch­ing kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-sec­ond atten­tion span? Physi­cian and film­mak­er Delaney Rus­ton observed this with her own chil­dren, and learned that the aver­age child in Amer­i­ca today 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. Through poignant and unex­pect­ed­ly fun­ny sto­ries, along with insights from authors, psy­chol­o­gists and brain sci­en­tists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts child devel­op­ment, and offers solu­tions on how adults can empow­er chil­dren to best nav­i­gate the dig­i­tal world and to find bal­ance in their lives.

Released in 2016
Run­ning time: 68 min­utes

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