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South Middle School Hosts Movie Night: SCREENAGERS
Student Government students from South Middle School hosted a movie night for students and families. Families enjoyed popcorn and the movie. Afterward, Ms. Jen Ostrow, social worker and Mr. Kareem Donaldson, school counselor led a discussion about the movie and the emotional health of students as it relates to technology. Students and families shared a meal in the school cafeteria after the film an discussion.
Student Government also set up a survey for students and parents to take about their use of technology. Mr. Dennis Maher and Ms. Conchetta Carbone co-advise Student Government.
About SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time:
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.
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).