Parent Council Presents “Screenagers,” a Documentary and Discussion with Head of School Julia de la Torre

January 3, 2019

On Tuesday, January 15, Moorestown Friends School will hold a special screening of the documentary “Screenagers” to open up a dialogue between local families and community leaders. The event will feature a viewing of the film, followed by an informative discussion led by Head of School Julia de la Torre.

From the Screenagers webpage:

“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.”

Space is limited! The screening will be held in the Moorestown Friends School Auditorium at 7 p.m. 

Significant funding for this program has been made possible by the Nina Samuel ’09 Child Safety Fund Endowment.