We at Temple Ohabei Shalom are delighted to host SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, on April 4th with our partners:
Reserve your free tickets here. Watch the trailer here.
We will offer facilitated discussion sessions following the film.
Here’s how the night will play out:
6-6:30 pm: Welcome, get seats in the movie room, $5 Pizza Dinner option (cash or card), concessions stand open $1 for soda, water, and popcorn
6:30 pm: Movie Begins
7:40 pm: Parents Discussion group begins and teens break off into groups for discussion
8:30 pm: Parent meet teens upstairs and event ends
Special note for ARS 7th and 8th Grade families: This movie and discussion will take place INSTEAD of a normal night at ARS. Please plan to join your children!
Leah King – NFTY NE Regional Director of Youth Engagement
Brett Lubarsky – Associate Director of Jewish Teen Initiative of Greater Boston
Leah Goldstein – Associate Director for Prozdor and Program Coordinator for the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston
Dr. Carla Naumburg – Clinical social worker and writer
Emily Messinger – Director of the Northeast Teen Collective
Laura Hyman – Boston Director of Moving Traditions
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 happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston 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 also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
This is a film for kids and parents.