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West Hartford Public Schools Showing ‘Screenagers’ Movie at Hall High School

SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen time on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. Facebook photo

As part of the West Hartford Public School “Unplugged” initiative,  The Community of Concern committee and the PTOs are inviting the community to a free presentation of the film “Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age” at 7 p.m., April 27th, in the Hall High School auditorium in West Hartford. 


The age of digital media, smartphones and video games has created new headaches for many families.

The award-winning ‘Screenagers’, produced by New York-based filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston, explores the impact of technology/ screen time on children’s development and offers ideas for creating balance in kids’ use of digital media. The movie profiles her own family’s struggles with smart phones, social media, video games. The film includes interviews with parents, teenagers, authors, psychologists and neuroscientists providing ideas on how we can empower ourselves to best navigate this digital world we live in.

Many parents and children struggle to manage the use of technology inside and outside of their homes, to find balance with devices and to deal with technology addiction. We hope through this screening, to educate the public and to open up a community discussion around media, screen time, technology and the positive and negative roles technology can play in families.

Who: The film showing is open to anyone who has an interest in the topic, including parents, teachers and students and individual adults.

What: Screening of the documentary “Screenagers” and post screening panel discussion

When: 7 p.m.  April 27th, 2017, with a post screening panel discussion

Where: Hall High School Auditorium, 975 N Main St, West Hartford, CT 06117

Cost: Free 

RSVP: encouraged as there are limited tickets https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-community-of-concern-hall-conard-ptos-2161

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