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Screen Addicts (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  1 March 2008 (USA)
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Experts have called it "the world's greatest social science experiment." Never before has a generation of children grown up staring at so many electronic screens. According to a survey from... See full summary »

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Experts have called it "the world's greatest social science experiment." Never before has a generation of children grown up staring at so many electronic screens. According to a survey from the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation, each week, kids eight to 18 spend five hours online, six hours on their phone, eight hours playing videogames, 12 hours listening to music and 30 hours watching TV and movies. Teenagers swear that the technology they won't turn off is just harmless fun. What if they're wrong? Larry Rosen is a psychologist, professor, and author of the parenting book "Me Myspace and I." He says "Being in the virtual world, being in front of a screen all day is not sufficient for good teenage socialization. You need to have a combination of screen life, and a real life." He teaches parents, and Connect With Kids viewers, how to become "Authoritative Parents." These true stories are profiled in the TV special, Screen Addicts. Sabrina, Ruben, Daniel and Alinna are siblings ... Written by CWK Network

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