By MATT LINDSEY
NORWOOD -- Norwood-Norfolk Central is inviting all parents and community members for a screening of “Screenagers” on Oct. 25 at the school auditorium.
“It used to be just a TV in the living room and now many families have several screens going at once — whether it be phones, TVs or other devices,” NNCS Superintendent Jamies Cruikshank said.
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
“Today we all recognize the bond that children have with the internet through computers, phones, and other devices,” he said. “We also all recognize that our children are experiencing situations that are difficult for many of us parents to understand.”
The administration at NNCS is working to partner with parents and community members to help address the best way forward to help students.
A discussion is planned following the screening with childcare offered.
A trailer for “Screenagers” can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQx2X0BXgZg.