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It can be hard to carry on a conversation with young people today, because there's a phone, or game, or computer in the way. Their faces are always buried in a screen.
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction around negotiating screen time.
SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Grace Petty, LPC
Central Virginia Counseling
Grace is a licensed professional counselor with over fifteen years of experience working with adults and adolescents. She received her M.A. in School Counseling from Appalachian State.
Chris Button
Associate Head of School, Virginia Episcopal School
Chris brings 25 years of education experience to our discussion. He attended the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute in 2012, which provided an in-depth focus on the adolescent brain and leadership.
Jim Astrove
Digital Responsibility Coord., St. Catherine's School
Jim Astrove has been working with children since 1978, first as a camp counselor, then a teacher, and now primarily as the Digital Responsibility Coordinator at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, VA.

Sarah Lesko
Technology Coordinator, James River Day School
Since 2012, Sarah has been teaching K-7 technology courses and providing support and training to faculty and staff. Ms. Lesko graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology.