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SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age
May 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Charles Wright Academy
is proud to host a FREE community screening
of the highly acclaimed documentary
From the Screenagers site:
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.
SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and explores struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors 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.
Join us for the film (68 min.) and post-viewing discussion. We invite you to bring your t(w)eens with you! (10 and up) Experiencing the film WITH your child gives your whole family common language to engage in this discussion, and will help set the foundation for establishing your family rules and guidelines for responsible use.
This screening is sponsored by the Charles Wright Academy Parent Association, as part of our Digital Citizenship educational resource series, and hosted by child-technology experts:
Olympia-based certified parent coach Emily McMason of Evolving Parents
CWA Academic Technology Coordinator Holly Gerla
CWA Middle School Librarian Sam Harris
We look forward to seeing you! Registration is free and space is limited. RSVP today to reserve your spot.