Come and watch the highly praised "Screenagers" at St. Mark's. Parents from around ECMN are invited to come with their students in Gr. 6-12. Youth workers and others are also warmly invited, as we engage ministry alongside young people in ECMN. We will gather from 6:00-6:30, view the film from 6:30-7:45, and discuss it as a large group till 8:30.
"I appreciated watching Screenagers as it served as a conversation starter for my family as we work to navigate our lives together in an increasingly "techy" world. I left the screening with some valuable reflections about what's working for us and what's not. The film doesn't provide all the answers but rather provides some excellent points for starting a conversation at home." - Erica Lebens-Englund
About the film
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that 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, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney 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 offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Find more information about the film by clicking here.