‘Screenagers’ documentary delves into digital addiction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – We use them every day, many of us all day – smart phones, tablets, laptops and televisions.

This generation of kids uses them even more, whether it’s video games or social media.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Today’s children are spending an average of nearly seven hours a day looking at some kind of screen.

That digital addiction is the focus of a new documentary, ‘Screenagers.

The film follows parents who are watching their kids “scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span.”

Physician, filmmaker and mother Delaney Ruston directed ‘Screenagers.’

Ruston uses her own family struggle over digital addiction to discuss the dangers of too much tech time.

A screening of ‘Screenagers’ was held at Brentwood Academy Wednesday night.

After the film, there was also a Q&A with producers.

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