Published on: 17 August 2017

Over 550 school community members filled the Chapel on Monday evening for the award-winning documentary Screenagers, a documentary that explores the impact of the digital age on children and how families can minimise harmful effects as they strive for that important balance.

The screening was held courtesy of the Centre for Ethics and The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing.

“Whilst the film was not intended to be a magic pill, the management and balance of screen use is an issue that we are all confronted with in this day and age. We do hope by sharing the documentary and unpacking some relevant take aways, it at the very least, raised some awareness, instigated some critical thinking and most importantly identified some things that families can action within their unique context,” says Liam Casson, Director of The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing.

Those attending were provided with an informational flyer containing a list of guidelines and useful resources.

Year 11 mother Andrea Prindiville commented “Screenagers was a timely reminder to be more conscious about screen use at home. It is reassuring to know that everyone is in the same boat when it comes to the challenges of raising our children and the use of screens. I can see how important it is to keep the lines of communication open in the family and act if things don’t seem to be going right.”

Those who attended the screening are now invited to take part in a short and anonymous survey which closes next Friday 25 August. The results will be used to develop an FAQ sheet which will be shared with the school community via CCGS World in the coming weeks.