“Waldorf Today“ reports an interesting documentary film -“Screenagers“- about the impact of screen technology on kids.
SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work.
Marin Waldorf School is hosting a showing at Unity Marin in Novato this coming Saturday, February 27. Click here for details.
Following the film, Marin Waldorf School’s Aveah Brock, M. Ed., will lead a panel discussion with Screenagers’ producer Lisa Tabb, among others.
Watch the trailer here and learn about hosting a showing here.
You may also like to read the article by Dr Linda Friesland, “How to get your teen disconnect online and reconnect to life“, related to the film “Screenagers”.
About the film
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 happening with her own kids which started her on a question to delve into how it might effect their development. She learned that on average youth spend 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and worried about the friction occurring in homes and schools kids’ screen time was limited— she knew that friction all too well.
As with her other two 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 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 also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.