Screenagers Movie Tackles How to Empower Your Kids in the Digital Age

IPS will host two complementary screenings of Screenagers. Join us!

Screening One – 7:00pm Mon Feb 20, West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Room
Screening Two – 7:00pm Tue Feb 21, Cates Hill Chapel, Bowen Island

Award-winning Screenagers  probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Filmmaker Delaney Ruston is a Stanford trained physician and social change documentary filmmaker who got the idea to make Screenagers while struggling with her kids over screen time. Looking around she saw the trends of more kids getting smart phones, more tech in schools, and more homework online and wondered what all this screen time meant. As a physician she wanted to understand the science of tech time on children’s development and as a mom she wanted to know what to do. Ultimately Delaney made Screenagers because she believes deeply in the importance of helping kids find balance in our tech-filled world.  She is passionate about having the film be a vehicle to bring together parents, educators and kids so that change can happen not just in our homes but in our schools and communities too.

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