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Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age

About the Course:

You will watch the movie Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world (67-minutes)

This course is based on the documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age by Delaney Ruston, MD created in 2016.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age created by Delaney Ruston, MD in 2016.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Feb 2016

Course Material Author

Delaney Ruston, MD

Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford-trained physician, and international speaker who makes documentaries to foster social change. She is the creator of the award-winning films, Screenagers, about solutions for healthy screen time and Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, about stress, anxiety, and depression and interplay of screen time, and how to improve the emotional wellbeing of today’s youth. Thus far 5 million kids and adults have gathered for screenings in more than 100 countries.

As a known expert on this topic, Delaney is invited to speak at Google, The Aspen Institute, conferences, schools, and others, and her views are often in the press, such as Good Morning America, NPR, New York Times, and many others. Delaney has made two other feature fil, Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father and Hidden Pictures about global mental health.

Ruston has partnered with groups such as the World Health Organization in creating advocacy campaigns and has won several awards for her efforts. A Fulbright Scholar and former researcher in Bioethics and Communication, Dr. Ruston has been faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. Along with filmmaking Delaney currently provides medical care to the underserved and homeless, which she has done for over a decade.

Recommended For:

Counselors, school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Participant will be able to describe 2 ways that social media is impacting teenage relationships.

  2. Participant will be able to describe how screen use affects adolescent brain development.

  3. Participant will be able to list 2 practical methods to help adolescents achieve a healthy amount of screen time

  4. Participant will be able to list 2 reasons why boundaries are important in parenting around screen time.

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