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February 5: Lo-Ellen Park hosts “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School will host a free presentation of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in the school library. Doors open at 6:15 pm.

“Parents/guardians and members of the public are invited to mark their calendars and join us for this special presentation,” says Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School Principal Pam Potvin. “Everyone is welcome.”

The documentary reveals some surprising statistics:

“We spend on average 6.5 hours per day staring at screens.” (not including school work time)
“Teenage boys spend on average 11.3 hours per week playing video games.”
“7 per cent of four-year-olds own their own smartphone.”
“75 per cent of four-year-olds own their own mobile device (iPad).”

Screenagers explores how teens interact with each other using electronic devices (smartphones, computers, social media, etc.) and looks at whether parents can, or should, try to limit or control this behaviour. Many experts share their thoughts on the topics the film covers, which include tech addiction, violent video games, digital citizenship and more.

Following the documentary, a post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

To learn more about Screenagers and view the official trailer visit:
https://www.screenagersmovie.com/

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School is located at 275 Loach’s Road in Sudbury.

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Media Contact:

Pam Potvin, Principal, Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School
Rainbow District School Board, 705-522-2320