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Screenagers (2016)

Screenagers explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction and offers solutions to help kids find balance.


Delaney Ruston


Delaney Ruston
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Young people spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on cell phones, computers and other devices. That doesn't include the time they use screens for school and homework. 'Screenagers: How Much Screen Time is Healthy?' is a documentary that explores how much screen time is too much. Physician and mother of two Dr. Delaney Ruston became interested in this issue when her preteen started begging for a smart phone. Dr. Ruston saw other parents equally confused on how to balance technology with a young developing mind. She decided to delve deep into the science behind screen time to understand how it affects young people's minds and development. Through personal stories and input from leading researchers, SCREENAGERS sheds light on the impact this screen time is having on kids. The documentary explores how learning, playing and socializing online affects teens' developing attention span, fragile self-esteem and moral instincts. SCREENAGERS examines the real risks of failing in school, social ...

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25 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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A must see for any parent of a child glued to electronics
2 November 2017 | by yvette-60701See all my reviews

This movie was presented at my son's school. I took my 11 years old with me to watch it and it was an eye opener for him. 2 days later he decided to minimize his screen time by 75%. We made a list of what we could do without a screen so he can be occupied. If you have a child just like my son, this is a must see film. It will give you ideas on what are the consequences of too much screen time physiologically and emotionally and how to help your child.

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