“Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”.

“Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”.
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Mark your calendars!    The Nashoba Regional School District, in partnership with the Lancaster PTO, Bolton PAC and Stow PTO, presents the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”.  All Nashoba community members are invited to attend an evening showing at Nashoba Regional High School on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  The documentary presents information that would be helpful for families with children of all ages. District middle school students will view the presentation on 3/1 or 3/2 at Luther Burbank Middle School, Florence Sawyer School and Hale Middle School.  

Parents, you are welcome to bring your upper elementary through high school-aged children to view the documentary with you.  Babysitting services will be provided that evening for children aged 3-12 at Nashoba Regional High School by district 8th grade students (donations are welcome - proceeds to benefit  Washington D.C. trips).  Please pre-register for babysitting at: http://bit.ly/SAbabysitting.

Please feel free to contact Donna Linstrom (dlinstrom@nrsd.net) with questions.  For additional information about Screenagers, and to RSVP for the presentation, visit http://www.screenagersmovie.com/.  To reserve seats, choose “Find a Showing”, then click the “Reserve tickets” tab after the February 28, 2017 NRHS/Bolton, MA listing.

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 with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney 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 offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.