LCSD to show Screenagers on Oct. 25

As curriculum in the classrooms becomes more innovative, our students are learning through a combination of strategies that often include a digital device. Did you know that the average child spends over six hours a day looking at screens? While much of this timeframe is devoted to schoolwork, screen time can negatively impact students and adults, too.

But are you watching kids scroll through life with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?

In an effort to start the conversation about teens and technology, the Liberty Central School District will host a screening of the documentary Screenagers as part of the Liberty Networking Groups’ “Healthy Series.”

Come and learn effective strategies to empower teens to use technology responsibly on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6:45 p.m. in the Liberty High School auditorium.

The documentary Screenagers explores the impact of digital addiction on teenagers’ development as well as on their emotional and mental health, and offers pragmatic solutions for parents to teach their children how to best navigate these uncharted digital waters.

While this event is free, RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

In the film, physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore the 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.

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