Southborough Youth and Family Services, Trottier Middle School and the SOS are inviting the community to learn how to help kids/teens find balance in a digital world.
To do that, they are sponsoring free public showings of “Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age”.
The movie focuses on how tech time impacts development. And it suggests solutions to help kids best navigate the digital world and find balance.
SYFS wants to help families deal with the “Digital Age”. They had been hearing from parents struggling to help their family find balance with devices. Many had family members struggling with technology addiction.
The agency decided to extend “Southborough Unscheduled” into a year long “Southborough Unplugged” initiative. As part of it, they looked into sharing the documentary with the public.
SYFS learned that it’s something that Trottier Middle School was already planning to screen the film for their students, thanks to support from the Southborough Organization for Schools (SOS). They asked if they could sign on as a co-sponsor.
With the additional funds, Trottier and SOS can now host screenings for the wider community. Showings will be Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 pm and Thursday November 17th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the Trottier auditorium.
I asked SYFS Director Sara Cassel what age range the film is appropriate for. She encourages parents of young children and teens, teens and tweens (grades 5th grade + or even some 4th graders, depending on the child.)
It may also be of interest to individual adults. (If you feel a compulsion to check my blog too frequently, that may be you!)