The film is 69 minutes in length and there will be an opportunity to discuss and share reactions following the screening.
Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level following the success of her award-winning 2016 film – SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age. In Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, Rushton examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help teens build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.
SCREENAGERS was the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions. Screened more than 8,000 times (and counting) to 4 million people in more than 70 countries, it has been featured on PBS NewsHour, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and more. What started as a personal story grew into a national movement, helping millions of youth and their families find their way in a world with instant access to screen time.
In Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, we follow Ruston as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.
Appropriate for students in Grades 6 and up, this evening screening is FREE and open to the entire CDS and local community. Please help us spread the word and RSVP today at www.cds.on.ca/events