SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, is a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. 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.
After the screening, local experts will lead the following workshops for parents:
Brett Kennedy, psychologist (Boulder): The Emotional, Social and Physical Impacts of Screen Use in Kids and Teens
Mark Mabbett, media specialist (Nederland): Technological Solutions for Monitoring and Managing Screentime
Dave Sullivan, therapist (Boulder): Internet Addiction and Violent Video-Gaming in Kids and Teens, Including Resources for Parents
Evan Correy, therapist (Boulder): Developing Mindfulness of Parents' Screen Use and Discerning Family Values Surrounding Screens
Tracy Markle, counselor and clinical director (Boulder): Devising a Family Contract for Screen Use that Works for Your Family
Anthony Riske, therapeutic coach (Boulder) and Darrel Beaty, therapeutic coach (Boulder) : As Kids and Teens, How Can we be Healthy in our Screen Use?
There will also be a workshop for kids grades 5 and up. These workshops will end at 8:30pm.
Tickets, if available, may be purchased at the door on a first come, first served basis. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
As seen on Good Morning America
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