The Avon High School PTO is thrilled to partner with the Unplugged Learning Project foundation to bring the award-winning documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, to Avon for its first Connecticut screening on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the AHS auditorium.
Watch the trailer:
If you are concerned that kids (including your own) are scrolling through life with rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span, you are not alone. Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own children and patients, so she began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. An accomplished filmmaker of two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston probes deeply into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, and internet addiction, in her newest film. Through poignant personal stories (both serious and funny) and shared insight from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts child development, and advises adults on how to help young people navigate the digital world to find a healthy life balance.
This screening is fully funded by the Avon High School PTO and the Unplugged Learning Project foundation, but seating is limited and tickets are required. Reserve your seat today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/avon-high-school-pto-and-unplugged-learning-project-presents-screenagers-growing-up-in-the-digital-tickets-24760614665
Running time for Screenagers is 67 minutes, and all ages are welcome to attend. A moderated community discussion will follow the event.