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Bronxville Union Free School District

‘Screenagers’: The Impacts of Growing Up in the Digital Age

The Bronxville School held a screening of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” in the Bow Tie Cinemas in the village on April 25. More than 200 people attended the screening, which was followed by a discussion with filmmaker Delaney Ruston, who answered a series of questions and discussed the impacts of children growing up in the digital age.

Director of Technology Jennifer Forsberg said the school held another screening for middle school students and ninth-graders in the school’s auditorium on April 26. During a reflection with counselors after the screening, students said their parents enforced times when the phone or electronic device had to leave their room, and many of them only had it nearby after completing their homework.

Forsberg said she received positive feedback from parents who have expressed an interest in continuing the conversation around the topic. Other parents said they’re actively working on finding solutions to improve communication and set boundaries around screen time for their children.

The Bronxville School will hold a second screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” for parents on June 9 in the school’s auditorium.

 

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