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Screening – Screenagers – Growing Up in the Digital Age
April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Auburn School District’s office of Family Engagement and Student Success invites you to share some screen time with us on April 4th at 4pm! 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. Adults of all ages, and youth age 10 and older, are invited to a screening of this powerful film. A discussion will follow moderated by Gavin Lees, Assistant Director for Instructional Technology for the Auburn School District. Want to learn more? Contact Rhonda Larson at 253-931-4712 or email@example.com.