The evening of October 10, conference attendees will enjoy food truck cuisine while viewing an exclusive screening of the Screenagers film and taking part in a discussion—under the stars and in the desert, no less! For anyone wrestling over screen time debates, this event will provide some much needed information and reflection.
Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age is a one-hour documentary that looks at the impact of excessive screen time on kids and explores ways to help them find balance, including the benefits of after-school programs. Stories involve families from low and high socioeconomic levels, as well as from multiple ethnicities, and highlights the fact that low-income kids disproportionately engage in excessive screen use. The film is great for families with children ages 10 and older and comes with subtitles in Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, and English.
The debate about the positive and negative impacts of screen time rages on. Please attend this viewing and discussion of Screenagers that serves to add to the debate.