Join us every Tuesday for new ideas to discuss around your dinner table. Share what works for your family.


A media agreement helps establish rules and guidelines for screen time. Create your own and see others.


Search blog topics such as digital citizenship, video games, social media, internet safety, and more.



"Screenagers is a very balanced, sympathetic and sane look at the way millions of teens are struggling with phones and games and technology in general. In part by letting the teens themselves speak about their own concerns and solutions. Screenagers is deeply affecting, too." — Dave Eggers,  Author

"Sit your kids down and watch this movie.  Sit on them if you have to.  It's a MUST SEE for anyone with kids in their lives!" — Martha Adams, Chief Creative Officer for Girls Rising

"I saw "Screenagers" two days ago at my son's school IS276 NYC.  It was an incredible eyeopener to me...Most that was presented was not new to me, but the way it was presented got totally under my skin and pointed out exactly what we are dealing with in my family.  I thank you so much for sharing, this already has brought changes into our life." — Kirsten R. C. , New York Parent

"My husband and I have just been very concerned about this issue for some time, and as I'm a geneticist at UCSF Children's Hospital Oakland, I'm very interested in the science behind it. The film is first rate- you've made a REMARKABLE piece: thoughtful, provocative and beautifully filmed and edited."  — Beth T., Geneticist at UCSF Children’s Hospital

"Just wanted you to know that your movie has the attention of most of the important people in my community. You have conquered Marin! It's making a huge buzz...." — Michelle G., Educator, Parenting Coach & Mindfulness Educator

“I got my daughter's feedback on the movie and I want to thank you and your team! She learned a lot and has requested restrictions on her phone usage. I’m really happy for you and the success of this project and grateful for its impact!!"  — Amy S. School Administrator

"My 13 year old son and I watched the film Screenagers together. The impact of the film was so great, that all on his own, when the movie ended, my son announced that he would voluntarily be relinquishing his computer for a week.  In the end, he was off completely for 10 days, and when he did get back on he started setting a timer and sticking to his own self-imposed time limits. Thank you for sharing this valuable film with us." — Nancy B., PTA President for Mill Valley Middle School

"I loved the movie! It taught me and my sister so much. We had a great discussion about it at home too."  — Chloe B., 17-year-old

"Saw it last night & am thrilled to reference this film as a resource for families wrestling with this topic!  Thank You!"  — Jen R. LMHC, Seattle WA  

"I think this is the most important and rewarding film that has immediately useful and beneficial information for all of us...I would like to see this film shown in every school. Then let's have the discussion on how do we talk with one another and understand the world today." — Kit Burns, Father, Tacoma WA




Dr. Delaney Ruston discusses the effects of screen time on kids and teens.  {Watch It Here}

March 15, 2016

Are Your Kids Addicted To Their Phones? 'Screenagers' Wants to Help

In the new documentary Screenagers, kids can’t stop playing with their phones. It’s a problem many parents face —including director Delaney Ruston, a physician serving as Stony Brook Medicine’s filmmaker in residence.