DCS Hosting Free Viewing Of “Screenagers” For Help With Screentime

Dexter Community Schools announces a special viewing of Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age:

Through a combination of real-life stories, science, and humor, this movie speaks to many of the issues we hear from parents and provides useful information and suggestions. We have scheduled a showing for Dexter on Monday, February 26 at 6:45 pm, (The 67 min Movie will begin PROMPTLY at 7 PM!), in the CPA for parents & students K-12. 

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston made SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids over screen time. Ruston felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time.

As a director, Ruston turned the camera on her own family and others—revealing stories of messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.  The movie provides insights from leading brain scientists and provides suggestions for parenting in the digital age.  SCREENAGERS goes far beyond exposing the risks of screen time; it reveals multiple approaches on how parents and educators can work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time.

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age has been watched by more than one million people around the world. With multiple screenings happening daily in communities across the globe, SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens

Parents are encouraged to bring their child to help foster discussions around social media, gaming, and screen time.

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