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Documentary Film Screening: SCREENAGERS Growing Up in the Digital Age on May 20

Nathan Bishop Middle School PTO presents the film, SCREENAGERS Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about one of the biggest parenting issues of our time. The screening takes place, Friday, May 20 at 7pm and is open to the community. (Tickets required, see details below.)

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 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.

This film brings up some interesting issues – and as a parent of teenagers the digital world is full of challenges but also exciting opportunities for our kids and families. Thinking about my own multi-tasking digital use and how it impacts my life and the example I set for my kids. Looking forward to the conversations that unfold.

Details:

Sponosred by Nathan Bishop PTO
Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 7pm
Nathan Bishop Middle School – 101 Sessions Street, Providence, Ri
Tickets: $10 Adults / $6 Students (All funds support Nathan Bishop PTO school programs)
Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nathan-bishop-middle-school-pto-presents-screenagers-growing-up-in-the-digital-age-tickets-25140057589

More about the film: www.screenagersmovie.com

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