Special Screening of ‘Screenagers’ Wednesday, 11 April

Dear Parents,

This Wednesday, the 11th April, we will be screening the film ‘Screenagers‘ at 4pm in the Sangkep.

This screening is open to all GS community and is approximately an hour long film looking at teenagers and screen time and its effects. We will finish the viewing with a facilitated conversation based on our thoughts and feelings about where we are, as a community of learners, in terms of our students and screen time.

This event will cost 50,000 per person to help cover the license cost, and the film is not available online; it is only through organised community events that people are able to view it.

Here is the official synopsis of the move:

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 own 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 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.

This is a link to the official trailer.

This is an important conversation to keep looking at as a community. We hope to see you there!

All our best,

GS Faculty

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