Once, parents were concerned about the amount of time their kids watched television. Today, screen time has risen dramatically. There are few parents or guardians who don’t worry, or at least wonder, about the impact of the amount of time their children spend on electronic devices of all types, being used for all sorts of activities from watching television and movies, to communicating on social media, and from gaming to now, virtual reality.
On Friday, Januaury 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, the Successfully Transitioning Youth to Adolescence (STYA) program will present the film Screenagers. This free screening will take place at Strong National Museum of Play, located at One Manhattan Square in downtown Rochester. The event is hosted by University of Rochester’s General Pediatrics Division in partnership with Metro Council for Teen Potential (MCTP), Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC), and the Center for Youth (CFY)
This FREE event is designed for parents and youth to watch together. The film touches upon growing up in the digital age and how this affects families. Attendees are invited to stay for the optional discussion following the screening
Adults are welcome to bring their own children (age 8 and older) or young people from their youth programs. The film is directed by Delaney Ruston.
Although the event is free to attend, you are required to RSVP to Sheila Driscoll on or before Tuesday, January 10 at Driscoll.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 585-445-6720. A downloadable flyer is included below the trailer.