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 of 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, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore the 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.
Join us for a free screening and community panel!
Hopkins Public Schools, in partnership with Hopkins One Voice Coalition, is hosting a community-wide, free screening of the award-winning documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.
When: Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., with a Resource Fair and Hopkins Public Schools student art show at 6 p.m.
Where: Hopkins Center for the Arts, main theater, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins
Who: Open to the public. Families and students grades 4 through high school encouraged.
After the 68-minute film stick around and engage in a dialogue with a community panel offering perspectives and resources to help parents and their children navigate expectations and realities with the use of technology. The panelists include a Hopkins Public Schools staff member, therapists from myHealth Teens & Young Adults and Traverse Counseling & Consulting, a young Hopkins graduate, and a youth, addiction, and technology specialist from Hazelden. The event will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Not a ticketed event, it is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.
For questions about the event, contact Hopkins One Voice Coalition Coordinator Holly Magdanz Holly.Magdanz@hopkinsschools.org.