Free screening of documentary about teens in the digital age to be held in Madison

Discovery Middle PTA is bringing the award-winning documentary, “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”, to families in the Madison community. This community-wide event will be open to the public and offered free of charge at Bob Jones High School in Madison on January 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Parenting in the digital age is complex. The average student spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. “When the majority of discipline problems at school and at home are directly linked to students and their screens, we need to do more to educate and empower our families and support our teachers,” said a press release about the film. “We want to explore in-depth the issues that are on the minds of today’s families, and help connect parents with tools, research, and support to make the best decisions for their children.”

Screenagers is meant to be watched by families together, and followed by a community conversation about social media, screen use, digital addiction, Internet safety, and more. The documentary does not vilify technology – instead it presents an opportunity for honest and open dialogue and presents solutions that can be implemented at home.

The film is targeted to kids ages 13 and up, but some families with younger kids who interact daily with screens would also find it beneficial. We want to make this event available to anyone who would like more information on developing healthy digital habits with their student.