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Are your kids addicted to their phones?

Information provided by Douglas County School District

Are you watching your kids scroll through life with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Douglas County School District is hosting “SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston witnessed this 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, Ruston 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 also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Watch SCREENAGERS on the following dates and at the following locations:  Thursday, February 2 at Mountain Vista High School and Thursday, February 9 at Highlands Ranch High School.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the film starts at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5.  A moderated discussion will follow each showing.  

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