Screenagers Director Dr. Delaney Ruston will be visiting Greenwich on Wednesday, April 18, for a movie screening and conversation about tech time for kids and adolescents. This special event, hosted by Whitby School, will begin with a screening of Screenagers at 6pm in Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium, followed by a moderated conversation with the film’s Director, Dr. Delaney Ruston, at 7p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Register at whitbyschool.org/screenagers.
About Screenagers
In the popular documentary SCREENAGERS, Dr. Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore 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 tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
About Dr. Delaney Ruston
Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, doctor and mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, Delaney has made award-winning films such as Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father, and Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey into Global Mental Health. These films aired on PBS, and were the focus of national campaigns to raise awareness about mental health and were featured at conferences by the World Health Organization.  Delaney has been invited to screen her films and be a guest presenter to hundreds of worldwide audiences.  She presents to a wide range of audiences ranging from school age children to The United Nations, The World Health Organization, Harvard and TEDX.
“Given the right guidelines, kids can increase self-control over time. And that’s a more important indicator of success than even I.Q. I was really surprised, and you’ll see in the film, kids consistently told me that they want rules around their screen time.” – Dr. Delaney Ruston, NY Times Article
For more information on Screenagers, please visit their website’s press release page. For questions regarding the event, please contact Sarah Mead, Whitby School’s Director of Marketing, at smead@whitbyschool.org
Thank you to media sponsor Greenwich Magazine for their support with this event. This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by Greenwich Library.
ABOUT WHITBY SCHOOL
Founded in 1958, Whitby School is an independent, co-educational day school for students 18 months through Grade 8. Located on Lake Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut, Whitby serves students throughout Fairfield and Westchester County. Whitby School was the first school in the United States to combine International Baccalaureate and Montessori within its early education program and is also the longest running Montessori school (through Grade 2) in the United States.
Whitby inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community.

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