Join The Charlotte Church for a family workshop and a free screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the digital Age.” This documentary depicts the social media, smartphone world pre-teens and teens are growing up in and how it affects their development, while offering solutions for parents on how to navigate and guide their children through it. The workshop is specifically for parents, middle schoolers, and teens, however everyone is invited to attend.
Saturday March 28th
2200 Ashley Rd Charlotte NC 28208
“Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore 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.”