september 2017

wed13sep6:30 pm8:30 pm"Screenagers" Documentary Screening6:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Portico, 1001 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

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Event Details

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 13 for a free screening of the documentary “Screenagers”. This film is a “very balanced, sympathetic and sane look at the way millions of teens are struggling with phones and games and technology in general.”

Watch trailer: https://vimeo.com/215750447

ABOUT THE FILM

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.

***Second Floor of The Portico “Connections” Building***

***This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.***

***Facilitated discussion immediately following the film.***

For more info visit ThePortico.org or call 813.254.5139.

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

The Portico

1001 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Organizer

The Porticochalette@theportico.org 1001 N. Florida Avenue

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