Screenagers DocumentaryFrom 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Date: Wednesday 29th August
Location: Cronulla Cinema
Make sure you arrive by 6.45pm as tickets do NOT have allocated seating and the first in the door will get first choice of seats. There will be a short introduction before the documentary begins at 7pm sharp. Those who attend will receive some information with a summary of a screen usage survey completed by youth from Jannali Anglican, a discussion guide for use within your family after the movie and links to resources that will assist you in navigating suitable screen usage in your home.
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.