On Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30pm
TRK is pleased to screen 2016’s documentary Screenagers that explores the impact of screen time on kids.
Screenagers by filmmaker Delaney Ruston came to life for two main reasons. The first: experience and science have shown that excessive screen time can affect kids negatively. The second: with the fact that there is such an extreme pull of screens on kids, parents need support to thoughtfully help their children to have time off screens.
Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and Internet addiction. It explores how teens interact with each other using electronic device and looks at whether parents can, or should, try to limit or control their behavior. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors 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.