Press Release-Screenagers

posted Dec 21, 2016, 12:59 PM by Clifton Dancy



Hampstead Middle School to Host a Free Showing of the Award-Winning Documentary SCREENAGERS

Hampstead Middle School Principal Maria Di Nola is pleased to announce the Hampstead Middle School will host a FREE showing of the award-winning documentary SCREENAGERS.  This screening is available to parents and students (appropriate for teens and adults) and will be held in the Hampstead Middle School cafeteria on January 4, 2016 at 7:00pm. 

Filmmaker, parent, and physician Delaney Ruston reports the average child spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. This caused her to think about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her other award-winning documentaries on mental health, Dr. Ruston 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 children and teens’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. 

Administrators and teachers will be available for an informal question and answer session immediately following the movie.  For more information please visit

This exciting event about growing up in the digital age is generously funded by the Hampstead PTSA.   Light refreshments will be served. 

December 21, 2016