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Screenagers

Wednesday 12th April / presented by Em Burrows

Today's teenagers are relying on technology more than any in recent history.

As a result, they’re experiencing rapid problems from a young age, such as sexting, online bullying, disruption, loss of sleep and video-game addiction.

This was the basis behind the creation of Screenagers, a documentary about teenage screen addiction.

It looks at ways to limit and reduce the amount of screen time teenagers have in a world where the average teenager screentime is 6.5 hours a day.

Created by American doctor and film-maker Dr Delaney Ruston, the film explores her struggles with her daughter and son's addictions to technology while the negative affects of screens is seemingly ignored.

The creator of Screenagers, Doctor Delaney Ruston spoke to Em on The Mag.

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