Middle School plans viewing of ‘Screenagers’ for teens, families

Middle School plans viewing of ‘Screenagers’ for teens, families
Posted on 01/09/2018

The acclaimed documentary “Screenagers” comes to Lynden Middle School on Tuesday, Jan. 30, an opportunity for students and families to come together to learn about the impact of time spent looking at screens.

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston learned that the average kid spends over six hours per day looking at screens and wondered about the impact of this time on homes, schools and relationships.

The award-winning documentary takes Ruston on a personal journey as she explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through stories and expert insights, “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.

LMS offers the viewing for families from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 30 as part of the school’s Middle School 101 nights aimed at providing resources and information specifically for the teens years. The school will also have a viewing during the day just for students.

“The movie looks at our consumption of technology and it is for parents as well,” says Tim Metz, Lynden Schools director of special programs. “It is impactful for all of us to consider screen time and how that impacts relationships.”

For more information about the movie, visit www.screenagersmovie.com