Union County Safe Communities Coalition is sponsoring free virtual screenings of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" on May 6th at 6:30 pm and "Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience" on May 11th at 6:30 pm.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to, not only register themselves, but their middle school and high school students, too.
Promotional materials say, "Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston watched her kids scrolling through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span, and started to delve into how screen time might affect their development. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologist, and brain scientists, "Screenagers" reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and also offer solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance." Of "Screenagers Next Chapter," "a film that examines the science behind teen's emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age."