‘Screenagers’ discusses growing up in digital age in Jan. 23 screening at Jefferson County Library

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library will host a free public screening of the documentary film “Screenagers” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23.

The screening will be in the Chimacum School auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

The film by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, which is suitable to see together as a family, presents insights on how to empower young people to best navigate the digital world while it also probes into family life to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

Beth Clifford, counselor at Chimacum Middle and High schools, will moderate discussion following the film.

Ruston decided to make “Screenagers” when she found herself constantly struggling with her two children about screen time.

After repeatedly hearing from other parents that they were equally overwhelmed by how to manage their kid’s access to media, Ruston realized this was a big unexplored parenting issue.

“In the film, she explores poignant and unexpectedly funny family stories, including some about her own family, along with surprising insights from thought leaders such as Peggy Orenstein, Sherry Turkle and Simon Sinek, and authors, psychologists and brain scientists,” said Brwyn Griffin, administrative services manager.

The film is 70 minutes in length, and the showing is co-sponsored by Chimacum Schools.

For more information about the film, visit www.screenagersmovie.com.

For more information about this program, visit www.jclibrary.info or call 360-385-6544.

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