Dr. Delaney Ruston Presents on Raising Successful Youth in the Digital Age
University School of Milwaukee, in partnership with REDgen, hosted a speaker series on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with Stanford-educated physician, award-winning filmmaker, and international speaker Dr. Delaney Ruston. She created the film “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” which explores how tech time—including social media, video games, academics and internet addiction—impacts kids’ development. It also offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. USM and REDgen also hosted a screening of the film on Nov. 19. Both events were free and open to the public.
As part of her visit, Ruston held an informal discussion with USM and other area teachers and administrators earlier in the afternoon. More than 300 guests registered to attend the evening discussion, making this our most popular speaker series event to date.
The USM/REDgen Speaker Series is a partnership between University School of Milwaukee and REDgen, a Milwaukee-based organization which fosters active community conversations around what it means to live a healthy, balanced life with authentic success. This is the third year of the partnership and Speaker Series events. More information about this school year’s other two speaker events can be found at www.usmk12.org/parentevents.
A video of Dr. Ruston’s presentation is available for viewing here.