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Thursday Feb 16, 2017

On Thursday, March 2, from 7-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Youth Programs, a youth development organization based in the South End, invites you to a community screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age," a documentary about one of the biggest family issues of our day, namely how our time on screens affects our family life, as well as our kids' development, social life and academics--and what we can do about it.

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.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on-depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Register and learn more here:


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