SCREENAGERS Part 1 & 2: Don't Miss Out

Screenagers Part 1 & 2 Movies for our Families
Posted on 04/09/2021

Our Bayridge Parent Council is hosting the screening of two movies:  Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age and Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience and arranging a panel of experts to answer your questions on supporting your teen.

Families can watch these two movies, for free, in the comfort of their own homes from now until April 18th.  This might be something you can do over our Spring Break with the student in your home.

SCREENAGERS Part 1:  is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time.

In Screenagers Part 2: The NEXT CHAPTER, we follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. 

We have arranged for a Panel Discussion on Teams On Wednesday, April 21st.  Joining our panel will be Dr. Wendy Craig, Head of Psychology Department, Scientific Director of PREVNet, from Queens’ University. Georgina Riel, Waabishki Mukwa Kwe, Indigenous Education Consultant and Roger Romero, Manager of Youth Services, Pathways to Education here in Kingston. This evening will be an opportunity for you to hear from experts in the field and ask your questions related to supporting your teens in uncovering the skills for stress resilience.

Both movies are suitable for students in grades 6 to 12.  Movie Link