Building Healthy Families and Wallowa County Prevention will host a screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15.
The movie will be shown at Building Healthy Families, 207 NE Park St., Enterprise.
It has been watched by more than a million people around the world. It is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work.
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston decided to make “Screenagers” when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she began to explore the issue.
Interwoven into the individual stories are cutting-edge science and insights including leading brain scientists who present evidence on the real changes in the brain when kids are on screens.
Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to the movie.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
• Kids spend on average 6.5 hours a day on screens and that doesn’t include classroom or homework screen time.
• Boys spend on average the equivalent of 1.5 days on video games every week
• Some recent studies show us that screen time increases dopamine production and causes behavior that mimics addiction.