REMINDER: FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be this Sunday


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REMINDER: The film ‘SCREENAGERS’ – the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids as well as offer solutions that work to help kids find balance – plays in Burien for FREE this Sunday, Feb. 28!

Screenings will be at the Highline Performing Arts Center this Sunday, Feb. 28:

  • 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
  • 6:50 p.m. (doors open at 6:20 p.m.)

Limited seating, no tickets sold, first come/first served.

Teenagers encouraged to attend with parents!

Here’s a trailer:

More information at http://www.goyeti.org/screenagers.

The Highline Performing Arts Center is located at 401 S. 152nd Street in Burien, 98148.

ABOUT THE FILM
Young people spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on cell phones, computers and other devices. That doesn’t include the time they use screens for school and homework. ‘Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age?’ is a documentary that explores how much screen time healthy. Physician and mother of two Dr. Delaney Ruston became interested in this issue when her preteen started begging for a smart phone. Dr. Ruston saw other parents equally confused on how to balance technology with a young developing mind. She decided to delve deep into the science behind screen time to understand how it affects young people’s minds and development.

Through personal stories and input from leading researchers, SCREENAGERS sheds light on the impact this screen time is having on kids. The documentary explores how learning, playing and socializing online affects teens’ developing attention span, fragile self-esteem and moral instincts. SCREENAGERS examines the real risks of failing in school, social isolation and digital addiction. Ultimately, the film explores solutions to handle screen time and provides parents with tools to help young people develop self-control and find balance in their digital lives.

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One Response to “REMINDER: FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be this Sunday”
  1. Stuart says:

    This film is well worth watching if you have kids. You’ll see some stories that really make you cringe. There are big implications for school districts too. Many of the people in the movie have a Seattle connection: the film features several Seattle families, is filmed in part at Roosevelt High School, and has a lot of interviews with people from Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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