Did you know that on average, our youth spend six and a half hours of their day looking at screens? Navigating a child’s access to screens and technology has become one of the most difficult parenting issues today.
“Screenagers” is a documentary film aimed at understanding the impact of our children’s increased connection to digital screens. In it, Delaney Ruston — a filmmaker, physician and mother — attempts to explain the medical effects of and the science behind increased screen time, and to open a dialogue to find a solution to the problem. While there is no turning back on the digital age, the filmmakers hope the project can serve as a jumping off point for a much-needed conversation.
“Screenagers” will be shown at the Kallet Civic Center on December 6, 2018 at 6 to 8 p.m. This is a free family event sponsored by Community Action Partnership and Madison County Department of Social Services. The event includes the screening of the documentary “Screenagers” followed by a dialogue to find a solution to the problem. The content is aimed towards parents, caregivers, teachers and youth ages 10 and up.