Screenagers

Our PAC sponsored screening this interesting documentary about technology and people, particularly from the standpoint of parents concerned about their children. The concern for kids is their developing brains might get messed up without enough “real” interactions. Screens raise so many possible issues: video game addiction, online bullying, issues around body image and self-esteem. But hypocritical parents preferring phones to families don’t help. Afterward, one parent compared technology to cocaine and another talked about just not having any technology at home. Those people are naive. Technology is a whole world you have to learn to navigate, not shut out.