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Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age

June 7 @ 6:45 pm 9:00 pm

Join us this Friday evening to watch a documentary about how tech time impacts children’s development and what solutions we can implement as adults to empower our children to navigate the digital world best to find balance.

This documentary is for parents and children ages 12+. Please register for babysitting for children under age 12.

Following the documentary screening, we invite you to join us for an engaging discussion with Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi from Maghrib (8:30 p.m.) to Isha (10:10 p.m.). This is your opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts, and learn from others in the community. This is a continuation of the last discussion on this topic in 2018.

Friday, June 7 | 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. | MCC Conference Room | Register at mcceastbay.org/screenagers | Join in-person or watch the panel discussion live at mcceastbay.org/live

We will provide dinner before the event and have dinner boxes for sale starting at 6 p.m. You can pre-purchase dinner here. Join us with your family and friends!

Schedule:

  • – 6 p.m. – Dinner (pre-order at mcceastbay.org/screenagers) (Banquet Hall)
  • – 6:45 p.m. – Documentary starts (Conference Room)
  • – 8:30 p.m. – Congregational Maghrib prayer (Prayer Hall)
  • – 8:45 p.m. – Post documentary discussion with Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi (Conference Room)
  • – 10:10 p.m. – Congregational Isha prayer (Prayer Hall)

About the Documentary

Are you watching kids scroll through life with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time — friction she knew all too well.

In Screenagers, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach. She probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories and surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to navigate the digital world best and find balance.

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