Please join us for read aloud, sharing, origami folding…
Thursday, April 19th from 1-2 pm in McCain G13
Screen Free Week is coming May 1-8th and here’s a great way for parents to get involved and informed.
SAVE THE DATE for
Growing up in the Digital Age
Monday, MAY 1st 7:00pm, Columbia Theological Seminary Auditorium
100 seats available, first come first served.
This event is free of charge to WSA community and friends.
Screenagers is an award-winning film that reveals the impact of screen time on kids and teens.
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a new documentary directed by Delaney Ruston, examines how constant technological immersion, or “screen time,” affects both the psychological and emotional development of teens. Ruston, a physician by trade, was compelled to make the film after constant pressure from her 13-year-old daughter for an iPhone. She interviewed psychologists, educators, and experts around the country, and gleaned insight into how rampant smartphone use can affect the brain chemistry of teens.
“Studies indicate there seems to be a release of dopamine—the pleasure-producing chemical—whenever we seek out or find a new bit of information,” says Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, who is one of the experts featured in the film. This can be staved off by self-control, but research shows “kid’s brains haven’t properly developed to resist the impulse to self–distract.” ~ Scholastic Editor