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Screenagers Recap

On Tuesday, October 4, REDgen presented Screenagers.  The screening took place at Dominican High School and was well attended with well over 300 in the audience.  The movie presented information about brain development, effects of video games on the brain, social consequences, sleep issues, addiction concerns and treatment programs for addiction. It was realistic, informative, and at-times shocking.  The movie also discussed the effects of one-to-one computer programs in schools and evidence that it has created a larger achievement gap between high and low economic groups.

Two local pediatricians fielded questions after the movie. There were concrete suggestions given to help parents address screen use concerns in children and teens.

More information about future showings or how to request a showing at http://www.screenagersmovie.com/

They also have a Facebook page where they share more related research and help parents to keep the conversation going with their children. https://www.facebook.com/ScreenagersMovie/

 

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