Growing up in the Digital Age

Screenagers, an award-winning documentary, tells the stories of families who are struggling over social media, video games, and internet addiction. Authors, psychologists, and brain scientists reveal how screen time impacts young people’s mind and development. The film explores solutions to handle screen time and provides parents/adults with tools to help youth find balance in their digital lives. Following the screening, a panel of psychologists and other experts will lead a question and answer session.

Film is subtitled in many languages. We will show it in the following languages: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


Chris Reiger, Ph.D

Dr. Reiger is Portland Public Schools’ new Director of Clinical and Behavioral Supports. He brings with him extensive experience working with children and adolescents in both residential treatment and school-based settings. Dr. Reiger holds both a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical/community psychology.

This event took place on February 27th, 2019. Please find additional resources below!

Resources for further reading and learning:

Screenagers Parent Guide

Screenagers Website - On the Screenagers website, you can find a screening near you, host a screening, subscribe to Tech Talk Tuesdays (a blog with weekly hot topics), and find many resources such as school cell policies and screen time contracts.

Media and Children Communication Toolkit - Helps parents develop a plan for media use (available in Spanish as well).

Common Sense Media - Provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media - movies, video games, apps, etc.

Entertainment Software Rating Board - Rates video games/apps.