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TJHS to Host Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age


Event Date: February 16, 2017

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?

Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHS) will host a special presentation of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary that addresses some of the biggest parenting issues in society.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
6 to 8 p.m.
TJHS auditorium
3950 S. Holly, Denver

This event is free and open to all DPS families, community members and educators to attend. RSVP here.

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw a trend happening with her own kids, and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, 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 technology time impacts kids’ development, and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Featured on “PBS NewsHour”, “Dr. Oz”, “Good Morning America”, “The New York Times”, SCREENAGERS also depicts teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world, and provides practical resources to help them do it.

To learn more, visit tjhs.dpsk12.org.