We are thrilled to present 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.


South county screening

October 22, 2018 | 6-8PM | North Port High School Performing Arts Center

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North county screening

October 23, 2018 | 6-8PM | Riverview High School Performing Arts Center

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Click here to download the Screenagers Parent Guide for tips and tricks on finding balance in your digital lives!


Meet the subject-matter experts who will be chatting with you after the film:


Dr. Suzanne Burke, Director of College, Career, Life Readiness Education Foundation of Sarasota County
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Dr. Stacie Herrera, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist
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Sammi Harrison, Principal, L C Anderson High School (Austin, TX)
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Brandon Johnson, Principal, North Port High School
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Erin del Castillo, Principal, Riverview High School
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Captain Timothy Enos, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
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Sergeant Steve Kim, Sarasota County Schools Police Department
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