SCREENAGERS Documentary & Discussion

Posted on: January 13th, 2017 by Rockway Mennonite Collegiate | Posted in Events, Junior High, Rockway News

Do you struggle as a parent with how much access to technology to provide your children? When is the right time for a smart phone? How much should they play video games? How do I help my child navigate the world of social media?

As a follow-up to our Spiritual Emphasis Week on Social Media, Rockway is hosting a screening of the new documentary “SCREENAGERS” that addresses these issues and more. Rockway students will see the film across two chapel sessions (Feb 7th and 9th). Parents and caregivers are invited to come and watch the film at an evening session, and then participate in an informal discussion. It is our hope that this shared experience will help open discussion between you and your child and provide a forum for parents to support and learn from one another.

This event was made possible through the thoughtful support of Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada (MCEC).


Thursday, February 9th, 7 – 9 pm
Rockway’s Assembly Area
This is a FREE public event – all are welcome!

* Note: We encourage you to RSVP only so that we have a sense of attendance. Registration is *not* mandatory…all are welcome!

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, takes a deeply personal approach as 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, along with 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 best navigate the digital world and find balance’.

  • film run time: 1hr 6 min
  • recommended for adults and children 10 years of age and older
  • light refreshments will provided

Note: This film has not released on any public platform (e.g. YouTube or Netflix) and can only be viewed through privately-sponsored screening events like this one.

Watch the trailer:

Do you know someone else who may appreciate being part of this event?
Please spread the word and invite a friend!


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