On Thursday 30 January, the Parents’ Association (PA) showed part one of the ‘Screenagers’ movie in the Main Hall.
ICS Secondary parents were invited to attend one of the showings of the movie ‘Screenagers’ on Thursday 30 January at 08:30-10:00 or 18:30-21:00 in the Main Hall.
At the morning showing, Secondary Principal James Penstone greeted an excellent turnout of approximately 100 Secondary parents to Screenagers, an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how parents can help their children navigate the digital world and is the first of two events that the PA has dedicated to this production.
The aim of showing Secondary parents the Screenagers movie was to inspire further discussions, consider the research presented and share solutions. Following the screening, parents regrouped into 4 “discussion circles” to exchange thoughts and ideas in response to the question: “How do you feel about how time children spend on cell phones affects their social skill development?” ICS staff members sitting with the circles then shared the groups’ observations with the entire assembly.
Before leaving the event, parents picked up a Screenagers handout “Parent Guide” which included tips, information and basic rules about initiating conversations about technology with teens.
Mark your calendars for the PA’s follow-up screening, Screenagers Next Chapter, scheduled for Thursday 12 March. Part two will present stories and solutions for teens’ struggles with stress, anxiety, and depression.