Written by Lyla Stephens, Family School Liaison Counsellor, Matthew Halton High School
In December, Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek launched the school-wide viewing of Screenagers: Under the Influence as part of LRSD's response to the effects of screen time and social media on youth. Delaney Rushton, a family physician and filmmaker, explores research, debunks myths, and empowers teens to make decisions about who and what influences them. Several classes had already viewed and had great discussions about the film before the holidays.
We also introduced families to resources from Tech Talk Tuesday blogs, YouTube Bites, and The Screenagers Podcast. Here are Delaney Rushton’s recommended “best picks” from 2023. Looking forward to the coming year, click here for wise advice to parents and guardians who feel that they are waging a losing battle. We are thankful for these amazing resources that bring our families and the school community together in support of healthy technology use and healthy relationships!
If your family would like to view Screenagers: Under the Influence or learn more about how to wisely use technology, talk to the Family School Liaison Counsellor at your school.