The age of digital media, smartphones and video games has created new headaches for many parents. As part of the West Hartford Public School “Unplugged” initiative, The West Hartford Community of Concern and the PTOs are inviting the community to a free presentation of the film “SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in a Digital Age” at 7 p.m., April 27th, in the Hall High School auditorium in West Hartford.
The film, produced by New York-based filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston, explores the impact of technology and screen time on children’s development and offers ideas for creating balance in kids’ use of digital media. The movie profiles her own family’s struggles with smart phones and video games, and it includes interviews with parents, teenagers, authors, psychologists and neuroscientists.
As families struggle to manage the use of technology inside and outside of their homes, to find balance with devices and to deal with technology addiction, we hope the screening will bring education to the public and stimulate a community discussion around the role media, screen time, technology can play in the family.
What: “SCREENAGERS” and post screening panel discussion
When: 7pm, April 27th, 2017
Where: Hall High School Auditorium, 975 N Main St, West Hartford, CT 06117
RSVP: encouraged as there are limited tickets