Building 76-156; The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Filmmaker – Delaney Ruston, M.D.; Documentary Filmmaker and Primary Care Physician
Are you watching kids scroll through life with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average child spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time wasted and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In Screenagers, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, we welcome you to discover surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists in this extraordinary and timely film.