Screenagers, March 9
Join us for a special screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.
Directed by Delaney Ruston, a physician and parent of teenagers, “SCREENAGERS …takes a deeply personal approach … into the vulnerable corners of family life … 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.” (taken from screenagersmovie.com)
Following the movie (runtime 68 minutes), please stay for a short panel discussion (30 minutes) featuring Anita Charles, Lecturer/Director of Secondary Teacher Education at Bates College, an educator from the Auburn School Department, a member of local law enforcement, and Luke Douglass, Interim Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Bates College.
This screening is free to the public, open to parents of children of all ages (teens, tweens and their parents are especially encouraged to attend), and is made possible by a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund and the Psychology Department at Bates College.
For more information about the movie, visit the website www.screenagersmovie.com or feel free to contact Teen Librarian Donna Wallace at 333-6640, ext. 2009.
March 9 at 6PM.