What Are Screens Really Doing To Our Children’s Brains?

By Vicki Little

“When I try to stop him from playing a game he turns into another person.”  I was comforted to hear these words in this trailer and know that I am not alone in the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality of my son when it comes to screen time in my household. How much are these screens really affecting our children? And how long-lasting are the effects? What can we do, as parents, to help our children live in the real world outside of their phone?

You’ll see what I mean as you watch this trailer for the award-winning film Screenagers by Delaney Ruston, a Stanford trained physician and social change documentary filmmaker.

 

Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two children. A Colorado native, she spends her time writing, sitting in the bleachers for her daughter’s gymnastics, and engaging in spirited debates with her son. In her free time…well, she is still waiting for some of that.

 

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