“Screenagers” - a Film by Physician and Filmmaker Delaney Ruston

February 22, 2019


The average child spends 6.5 hours per day looking at screens. How is this affecting your child? How do we navigate the growing friction between school and household management of screen time? What are some solutions to this problem? Find out at our viewing of "Screenagers"."

As a parent, we know you've encountered a room full of kids with their faces carefully trained on their screens instead of interacting with one another. Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston noticed the same phenomenon with her own children. Intrigued and concerned about the effects of so much screen time and growing friction over screen management between kids and their schools and households, Ruston probes into these vulnerable settings to explore the struggles over social media, video games, academics and even internet addiction. Her award-winning documentary, Screenagers, reveals the effects of screen time on kids' development and explores possible solutions that seek to empower kids to find a balance between the digital world and real life.

Join us for a viewing of Screenagers at the Irving Park YMCA on Tuesday, March 26, from 6-8:15 p.m. After the viewing, we'll be hosting a mediated discussion to explore Ruston's valuable insights and solutions. Those who actively participate in the discussion will receive free Y swag.

This free event is open to the community so feel free to bring friends and neighbors. Free childcare will be available in the Y Kids Zone during the screening and pizza will be provided.

Register today by clicking here!

Questions? Please contact our Executive Director, Ron Anderson, at randerson@ymcachicago.org.

This event is sponsored by Liberty Bank and Urban Wellness.