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Screen Agers – Growing up in the digital Age
November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In the new documentary “Screenagers,” children can’t resist the pull of electronic devices, and parents don’t know what to do about it.
The average child in America spends more time consuming electronic media than going to school, with many teenagers going online “almost constantly.” And parents aren’t necessarily being good role models. A British study showed that while six in 10 parents worried that their children spend too much time in front of a screen, seven in 10 children worry that their parents are the ones who are plugged in and tuned out.
Dr. Delaney Ruston, the director of “Screenagers” and a physician serving as a filmmaker in residence at Stony Brook Medicine in New York, says that screen time remains a topic that’s often contentious and downright confusing. Learn about her the surprising insights she learned making this film.