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Aspart of an ongoing series, there will be a free showing of “Screenagers,” and alocal panel of experts to share insights on the challenges of growing up in a worldfilled with technological advances that affect children’s lives, on Thursday,May 17, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Charles F. Dodge City Center,located at 601 City Center Way.
Thisis the second in a series of presentations hosted by Pembroke PinesCommissioner Iris A. Siple, West Campus Charter School Principal MichaelCastellano, the Education Roundtable Forum and the City of Pembroke Pines to callattention to and find solutions for the many issues children face today at homeand at school.
“Screenagers”is an award-winning documentary that explores how “tech time” impacts a children’sdevelopment, and offers solutions on how to empower kids and their families tobest navigate and find balance with the digital world. The panel of local experts that will bepresent represent the medical, educational, social and law enforcement fields,and will also include student representatives to share insights into this complexissue.
Physicianand filmmaker Delaney Ruston took a deeply personal approach in making“Screenagers,” probing into the corners of family life, including her own, toexplore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internetaddiction. Throughout this documentary,funny stories are shared along with surprising insights from authors,psychologists and brain scientists.
Thispresentation is free and open to parents and children 10 years and older. Community resource information will also beavailable, parking is free, and light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are not required, however, everyone invited isencouraged to register at https://goo.gl/forms/I5TzfyzRpiLm0m6N2.