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Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Posted on 04/06/2022
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Flagler Schools is hosting a special event for all parents and students on Tuesday, April 26th. It’s a special screening of the movie “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.” It will be shown at Flagler Auditorium, 5500 SR 100, Palm Coast and begins at 5:00 pm.

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 person has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens.

Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston found herself struggling with her two kids about screen time. She felt guilty and confused about what limits were the best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. After hearing how other parents were feeling the same way, she decided to turn the camera on her own family and others, revealing stories of messy struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction.

Interwoven between the personal stories are cutting-edge science and insights from thought leaders Peggy Orenstein, Sherry Turkle, Simon Sinek, as well as leading brain scientists who present evidence on the real changes in the brain when kids are on screens. This documentary goes beyond exposing the risks of screen time. It reveals multiple approaches to how parents and educators can work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time.

Don’t miss this free opportunity, on April 26th at 5:00 pm.