Free film screening, panel to explore teenagers’ experience in digital world, impact of screen time

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This contributed image is a still shot from the movie "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age."

The public is invited to a free showing of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” and a panel discussion hosted by Bishop Seabury Academy.

The feature documentary “probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and the struggles over social media, video games and academics,” according to a news release from the school. “The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.”

Delaney Ruston, the film’s director, is a physician. After her own struggle to determine good limits for her kids’ screen time and talking to other parents about their experiences, she realized the issue was relatively unexplored, according to information on the film’s website.

The panel discussion after the documentary will include local family psychologist Wes Crenshaw, other experts and student representatives from area high schools, according to Seabury’s release.

The event is slated for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Doors open at 5:30.

Though the event is free, organizers recommend getting tickets ahead of time. Those are available through Learn more about the film at


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