Guilderland School District
NY

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GCSD to host Growing Up in the Digital Age: A special screening of Screenagers

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Included with your materials is a flyer announcing a special screening of the film Screenagers.  This film will serve as a critical resource for a community event hosted by the District called Growing Up In The Digital Age. The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how technology time impacts child development and offers solutions on how adults can empower children to best navigate the digital world and find balance.    In addition to the film, a panel of students from FMS and GHS will assemble to provide critical student perspectives and engage in discussion with the audience.  The district will also be conducting a Digital Life Survey throughout the month of December to gather some local data about our school community's use of and attitudes toward media and technology.  The results will provide a solid foundation for engaging parents and school stakeholders in important conversations about technology and media.  This event has been scheduled for 7:00 PM on January 30 at Farnsworth Middle School.  Additional communications and promotion will occur throughout December and January.

Meeting History

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 PM  Board of Education Regular Meeting

A flyer announcing a special screening of the film Screenagers was included with the Board materials.  This film will serve as a critical resource for a community event hosted by the District called Growing Up In The Digital Age. The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how technology time impacts child development and offers solutions on how adults can empower children to best navigate the digital world and find balance.    In addition to the film, a panel of students from FMS and GHS will assemble to provide critical student perspectives and engage in discussion with the audience.  The district will also be conducting a Digital Life Survey throughout the month of December to gather some local data about our school community's use of and attitudes toward media and technology.  The results will provide a solid foundation for engaging parents and school stakeholders in important conversations about technology and media.  This event has been scheduled for 7:00 PM on January 30 at Farnsworth Middle School.  Additional communications and promotion will occur throughout December and January.

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