Documentary about teenagers & screen time coming to U.P.

MARQUETTE — When it comes to teenagers and technology, how much is too much? A documentary created by a physician who struggled to get her own teens to get their eyes away from their devices, is making its way across the Upper Peninsula.

The documentary is called, ‘SCREENAGERS, Growing Up in The Digital Age.’ It’s based off the premise that screen time, anything from cell phone use to watching TV, is becoming an addiction for some.

SCREENAGERS shows the struggles and dangers when it comes to too much screen time. And it provides solutions and tips for kids when it comes to posting things on social media.

“I hope this gets the discussion going because it does offer some potential solutions and strategies for parents,” said Kelly Sager, MARESA Regional Health Coordinator. “And it’s not just a parenting issue; it’s a community issue. You see it with adults and kids that are dealing with this almost like an addiction to their screen,” she added.

The documentary will be shown in Marquette County and Alger County. Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette will hold the first screening Monday, October 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

It’s free and open to the public.