Hello community members!
Are you a parent, teacher, mentor, sibling or adult who is struggling to understand the latest crazes with social media, internet addiction and video games? Are you worried that your teen is spending more and more time on digital devices?
If so, you are not alone.
The Longview Police Department is hosting a free viewing of the movie Screenagers on Tuesday, May 30th, at 6 pm at Kessler Elementary School located at 1902 E. Kessler Blvd, Longview WA.
The movie will have Spanish subtitles.
Screenagers was produced by Delany Ruston after she saw her own children spending 6.5 hours a day looking at a screen. The movie, Screenagers, shows Delany as she takes a personal approach and delves into the different layers of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. The movie reveals how time using technology affects kids’ development and offers solutions as to how adults can empower children to best navigate the digital world safely and find balance.
Tickets to the screening are free. Longview Police request that you RSVP via the Screenagers website at www.screenagersmovie.com
The Crime Victim Advocacy Program serves all victims of crime in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County including teenagers and children who have been victimized by bullying and are supportive of this free community event.
Our program will have a table at the screening with information about online safety as well as an advocate to debrief with after the movie. CVAP is also available to host a presentation about bullying and/or digital safety for your school or organization. Request a free training through our blog under the request a training tab.
We hope to see you there!