HOP coalition and Hopkinton Youth and Family Services hosting Screenagers: Addressing Vaping, Drugs & Alcohol in the Digital Age

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Where: Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium

When: Tuesday, May 16th 7:00 PM

The 1-hour movie will be followed by a "Talk Back" led by local experts. Audience members will have time to write down any questions or comments on a comment card that will be addressed after the screening.

This third feature documentary in the Screenagers trilogy delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and teen substance use. Debunking many myths, the film illustrates strategies parents and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits, and create healthy home environments; and highlights the many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain. While most documentaries about substance use focus on severe addiction, Screenagers Under the Influence explores more common scenarios, addressing the current reality teens face being flooded by images on social media, movies, and TV about vaping, drugs, and alcohol. Combining cutting-edge science with personal stories, Screenagers emphasizes practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in an ever-changing world. Directors Lisa Tabb & Delaney Ruston (US 2023) 68 min

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