FOLLOW UP: Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Did you join us for the viewing of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age? Producers offer the following as POST EVENT ACTIVITIES:
What Are Tech Time Circles?
Friendly conversations about issues related to screen-time and device use. Parents, kids, friends, family and community members gather in the comfort of their homes to speak, listen and learn how best to manage screen time and the effects it is having on our wellbeing. We provide you with links to free guides to help get it going. Currently, we have 3 Tech Talk Circles, and will roll out more in the next few months:
How to get the conversation started
Welcome everyone and thank them for being there and being part of this important conversation, especially the children. Let them know that their opinions matter and will be heard. Remind the group to be considerate, especially when they don’t agree with what others are saying. It’s a good idea to have an item that can be passed around and held by the person speaking. This will ensure one speaker at a time and eliminate interruptions.
Keeping the conversation friendly and flowing
Tell everyone all ideas and experiences are welcome, but it is important to talk with purpose and intent. Help link commonalities. If things get heated, acknowledge the concept is upsetting and remind everyone it is essential to be open and judgment-free. This is a friendly conversation meant to raise awareness about screen time, and help everyone make good, healthy choices when it comes to tech use.
How to wrap up the conversation
Thank everyone for coming. Reiterate some of the key points that were made. Remind everyone to remain aware of their screen time use.
Do you have a child who can't seem to put their phone or video game down? Experts say the average child spends 6.5 hours a day looking a screens in some way, shape or form. It can have devastating consequences.
Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age is a documentary that looks at the impact too much screen time can have on an individual and family's life. The filmmaker speaks with experts on topics like social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. It looks at the impacts as well as offering up solutions on how adults can help kids find a healthy balance with the digital world and real world.
Brunswick County Schools will be offering a free screening of the documentary, Screenagers, March 19th,2019 at 6pm at Odell Williamson Auditorium.
If you have a child, whether you have problems negotiating screentime or not, we encourage you to join us for this educational movie that focuses on real-life problems and realistic solutions.
What: Free screening of "Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age"
Who: The public
When: 3/19/19, 6pm
Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium
For more information on the filmmaker, head to the website www.screenagersmovie.com