Free Viewing of SCREENAGERS

Free Viewing of SCREENAGERS at St. John Fisher
Posted on 04/11/2018

All students in grades 6-12 and their families are invited to a special showing of the film, SCREENAGERS, at St. John Fisher on April 21 from 10 am – noon.

Sponsored by the St. John Fisher School of Education – Department of Inclusive Education
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10 a.m. in Basil Auditorium (Room 135)
St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

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.

The event is free and open to the public – children and teens must attend with an adult. A discussion moderated by East Rochester 6-12 School Social Worker Melissa Sewruk will follow the screening.

No children or teens without an adult. Free ticket required for entry.

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