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Screenagers Documentary

posted Apr 21, 2016, 1:51 PM by KJH PTSA Communications   [ updated May 9, 2016, 4:24 PM ]
May 18th 
 7-8:30pm 
KJH Gym 
Facilitated discussion to follow film viewing 
sponsored by KJH PTSA, Northshore Council PTSA, and Arrowhead Elementary

HAS SCREEN TIME CHANGED YOUR FAMILY?

Screenagers documentary

"You won’t find the movie in theaters or online. Instead, Screenagers is being licensed to schools and groups around the U.S. in hopes of fostering community-wide discussions." 

ABOUT THE FILM:

SCREENAGERS is about the impact of the digital age on kids and how to help them avoid harmful effects and find balance. 
Runtime: 68 Minutes 
Directed by: Delaney Ruston 

RESEARCH TELLS US: 
  • Kids spend on average 6.5 hours a day on screens excluding classroom or homework screen time. 
  • Boys spend on average the equivalent of 1 ½ school days on video games. 
  • For heavy video gamers, MRIs of the brain show similar patterns as a person addicted to drugs. 
  • New research out of Seattle Children’s Hospital exposed young mice to switching sound and light to mimic what children face when they switch from one to screen to another. What they found was that the structure that controls learning and memory developed less nerve cells compared to the mice that were not stimulated. 
  • In fact 40% of kids on the US do not have access to afterschool activities (which have many known benefits). Thus, disadvantaged kids are spending much more time online than advantaged kids. 

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