A must see movie will be shown on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Locust Valley Middle/High School that explores one of the biggest parenting issues of all time – kids and screen time. The feature documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” details how the use of technology impacts your child’s development and your family relationships. The film also offers reasonable and realistic solutions.

The movie weaves stories of real teenagers with cutting edge science and insights from leading scientists.  One true story highlighted is of a 14-year-old who was being bullied on social media and another features a college student who has to enter an internet rehab center.

LVCSD parent Lisa Barcellos and her family viewed this film and it had a positive impact on them. Mrs. Barcellos said all families should make the time to see it. “Screenagers made us squirm, laugh and gasp in recognition. Since then we have learned to master our technology,” she said.

This 68-minute film by Dr. Delaney Ruston helps families find ways to minimize the harmful effects of technology. Themes covered in the movie include:

• Use of screens in school

• Boys and video games

• Girls and social media

• Risk of addiction

Don’t miss this eye-opening film that is worthy of some screen time. All community members are welcome to this free showing of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Locust Valley Middle/High School Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the District Health and Wellness Council. More information about the film is available at Screenagers.com