You screen, I screen, we all screen for screenagers

June 19, 2017

SCREENAGERS, the award-winning documentary, is coming to Echuca-Moama on Wednesday at the Moama Bowling Club.

SCREENAGERS explores social media, video games, academic and internet addiction amongst the younger generation using poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories.

Including insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Accredited mental health social worker Tracey Farrell — from Hidden Treasures Therapy — has been instrumental in bringing the screening to Echuca because, she said, she was all too aware of the impact this is having on the younger generation.

“There has been a massive increase in issues related to screen use including lots of sleep issues and addiction to screens,” Tracey said.

“It is not uncommon to have parents tell me their children are refusing to go to school because they have been up all night.

‘‘There has been a rise in anxiety and kids are experiencing gross motor and sensory issues because they are spending so much time on their screens which also impacts emotional and physical development.”

Tickets are just $25 and can be purchased by going to www.trybooking.com.au and includes champagne or soft drink on arrival.

“This is a community event that is raising money for the Big Love Foundation and I urge any parents concerned about this issue to come along,’’ Tracey said.

The Big Love Foundation helps support young families who have a parent diagnosed with a terminal illness in Australia.

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