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Join us for “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on October 29th

The Rainbow District School Board Parent Involvement Committee will host a free presentation of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7 pm in Sudbury Secondary School’s Sheridan Auditorium.

Parents/guardians and members of the public are invited to mark their calendars and join us for this not-to-be-missed presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The documentary reveals some startling 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, CBC Morning North Host Markus Schwabe will moderate a panel discussion. The panel will include the Mental Health Lead for Rainbow Schools, a pediatrician from NEO Kids, a representative from Public Health, and a technology expert from Laurentian University.

Public Health and Greater Sudbury Police Service will be on hand to share resources.

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

Sudbury Secondary School is located at 154 College Street in Sudbury.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.