05/19/2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Bortin Hall
Concerned about the amount of time your child, tween or teen is spending on-line? Confused about what is a reasonable response to their time online and what, if any, boundaries you can or should create?
Please join us May 19th for a showing of the thoughtful and thought-provoking documentary Screenagers. Screenagers sheds light on the impact screen time is having on families, and explores how learning, playing and socializing online affects teens’ developing attention span, fragile self-esteem and moral instincts. This is a great film to watch as a family, with your tweens and teens, as a starter prompt or continuation for discussion of the role of screen time in our lives.
About the filmmaker: Physician, filmmaker, mom, and Berkeley native Delaney Ruston found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, sharing pictures, gaming, and how to monitor online homework, Delaney recognized that it was time to start exploring this parenting issue more deeply.
“As a doctor, I decided I needed to understand the impact of all this screen time on kids. And as a mom, I needed to know what to do.”
Partnering with Lisa Tabb, a film producer and parent who went to Berkeley’s King Middle School, they turned on the camera and produced Screenagers — revealing stories that depict messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.
The movie is 70 minutes long, followed by a 30 minute guided discussion.
Breakfast snacks will be provided. Bring your family and your friends!
Facilitator: Indigo Lewis, DLRE
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bortin Hall
Suggested Donation: $10
Please register (or at least RSVP) at our Eventbrite page: (you will be taken to a new page)