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

Why filmmaker Delaney Ruston turned her concern about teens glued to their screens into a funny, poignant documentary [READ]

Revealing the Impact of Screens and New Tech on Kids’ Development ... [WATCH]

Staff at Pixar and Lucasfilm have been treated to a movie screening of a different kind. [READ]

How worried should parents be about the amount of time their children spend looking at screens? And how much should parents police that screen time? That's what filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston set out to learn in her documentary "Screenagers".

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Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston explores the hold that our devices have over us (and our children) in her new film, "Screenagers." [READ]

'Screenagers': Parents, teens and the battle over tech time

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a new documentary directed by Delaney Ruston, examines how constant technological immersion, or “screen time,” affects both the psychological and emotional development of teens.  {READ MORE}

Have you guys seen the preview for this new documentary? It looks amazing {MORE}

No matter if your child is 6-months-old or 16-years-old, the topic of how much screen time they are exposed to is a hot one. {MORE}

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In her new documentary Screenagers, Delaney Ruston — a filmmaker, physician and mother — attempts to explain the medical effects of and the science behind increased screen time, and to open a dialogue to find a solution to the problem. {MORE}

Dr. Ruston, a seasoned documentary filmmaker, understands the struggle many American families face. Children stay glued to their screens. It’s not just smartphones; it’s also laptops, tablets and video games. {MORE}

On my recent group tour for prospective parents of King Middle School in Berkeley, a hot topic on the minds of the parents of soon-to-be sixth graders was cell phones. Do middle schoolers need phones? {MORE]

Navigating a child's access to screens and technology has become one of the most difficult parenting issues today, and the mother of teenagers is examining the issue in a new documentary called Screenagers. {MORE}

The buildup to getting a phone is exciting for kids, but raises lots of questions for parents and their children to consider. {MORE} 

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A group of high school students inspired to do a digital detox after watching Screenagers. [WATCH]


Melinda Gates writes: "Many parents have told me they like the film [Screenagers] because it provides plenty of practical tips."

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Devices turning our teenagers into screenagers. [WATCH]

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. [READ]

The ‘overscheduled’ child: Is being busy really so bad?

“Downtime has become screen time.”  One of the main myths Ruston says her film exposes is the notion that children are overscheduled. [READ]

Alexandra Jamieson podcast with Delany Ruston: Are Screens Getting In The Way Of Your Life? [Listen]

How to help keep teens off their smartphones.  [READ]

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“This is the parenting issue of our time,” said Berkeley native Delaney Ruston, a doctor and filmmaker who created the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age.” “Tech on its own isn’t bad, but it’s bad when it’s out of balance."


Ruston has produced a thoughtful documentary with any number of its topics suitable for further exploration. It is worthy of some screen time for parents and teenagers alike. {MORE}

In the film, Ruston discusses the issue with parents, academics, mental health professionals and kids, including her own, in an attempt to get a handle on the enormous shift taking place in how tweens and teens interact with the world and each other. {MORE}

Are your teens strung out on tech?

From CNET Magazine: For the teenage brain, screen time is like a hit of drugs. Here's how parents can cope.

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Google, Microsoft, and other corporate giants are quietly showing a movie about teen internet addiction {MORE}

A new documentary produced by two Marin women about teenagers’ increasing obsession with computer screens has struck a nerve in the county. The Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative rented space at the Fairfax Theater for the premiere of “Screenagers” on Monday night, and the 180-seat theater sold out within 48 hours. {MORE}

In the thought-provoking new documentary, Screenagers, twelve-year-old Tessa is seen trying to convince her mother to let her get a smart phone after her flip phone stops working. The scene that plays out in the kitchen is one that will be familiar to parents across the country. {MORE}

Did you know that on average, our youth spend six and a half hours of their day looking at screens.  {MORE}

The documentary explores how learning, playing and socializing online affects teens’ developing attention span, fragile self-esteem and moral instincts. {MORE}

‘Screenagers’ Documentary Examines Impact of  Technology on Kids’ Development {MORE}

A new documentary film called “Screenagers,” aimed at understanding the impact of our children’s increased connection to digital screens, will leave many adults re-evaluating their parenting tactics. While there is no turning back on the digital age, the filmmakers hope the project can serve as a jumping off point for a much-needed conversation. [MORE]

The first feature documentary to explore the negative impact of screen technology on kids—and offer solutions to parents—will have its New York City premiere next week at P.S./I.S. 276.  {MORE}

What's all that screen time doing to our childrens' brains? Lauren's guest Delaney Ruston is a primary care physician and filmmaker who explores these questions with her own daughter in the new film "Screenagers." {Listen Here}