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MOVIE SCREENING: “Like” – The Impact of Social Media On Our Lives

March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Join a coalition of child development and education organizations for a screening of LIKE, a new IndieFlix original documentary film that explores the impact of social media on our lives. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Susan Bauerfeld, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, and Chris Parrott, BPS, chartered counseling psychologist–two popular speakers on the topic of managing the impact of digital devices and content.

Technology is a tool that’s here to stay and social media platforms are places to connect, share and care. But what’s really happening?

Fifty-seven percent of all teens agree that using social media often distracts them when they should be doing homework. Twenty percent of teen drivers say they check notifications while driving, at least sometimes. And 57% of teens say that if parents knew what happens on social media, they’d be a lot more worried about it.

So, are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know? By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.

The goal of the documentary film LIKE is “to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self-regulate. It’s not about blame. It’s about looking in the mirror and empowering ourselves to create balance in our lives and to learn to be there for each other.”

Please email Genevieve Eason with questions.

Sponsored By:  Fusion Academy Fairfield, SPED*NET Wilton, Wilton High School PTSA, Wilton Public Schools and Wilton Youth Council

Venue

Wilton High School Little Theater
395 Danbury Road
Wilton,
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