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'Screenagers': Parents, teens and the battle over tech time

by Take Two

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The documentary "Screenagers" looks at how digital devices impact the adolescent brain and family dynamics. Pabak Sarkar (Flickr Creative Commons)

Kids spend an average of 6.5 hours looking at screens each day.

Sound like a lot? That's not even counting the screen time spent at school or using a tablet or computer to do homework.

Sure, social media and video games aren't all bad, but how much is too much? And how can parents get their kids to cut back on screen time, especially when so many of us are glued to our devices too?

These are some of the questions tackled in the new documentary "Screenagers":

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston joined Take Two to talk about some solutions for parents struggling to negotiate screen time with their kids.

To listen to the full interview, click the blue player above.

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