One of the first screenings in the country of the documentary film "LIKE," which explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain, will be hosted by Pelham Together at The Picture House this Thursday, October 18 at 7pm.
The goal of the film is to inspire and help equip us, especially kids, to self-regulate the use of technology.
The film is from the same team that did "Screenagers" and "Angst."
It is suitable for children ages 10+
A Q&A following the movie will be conducted with a panel that will include:
Dr. Mark Bertin, Developmental Pediatrician
Dr. Katherine Harding, Clinical Psychiatrist
Mr. Scott Brown, Pelham Middle School Guidance Counselor
Nora Tahbaz, PMHS student
Quincy Stern, Pelham Middle School student
This event serves as the kick-off event for Pelham Together’s Disconnect to Reconnect community campaign, a community-wide initiative to encourage adults, teens and kids to power off our technology, and to share face to face time with family and friends. Disconnect to Reconnect aims to raise awareness of the short term and long term effects that chronic use of technology has on our personal connections and to inspire self-regulation and healthy balance.
Pelham restaurants will join Pelham Together for the second phase of the campaign, promoting eating together without technology at the table. During the Pelham Chamber of Commerce’s bi-annual Restaurant Week, beginning on October 24th, diners who stash phones, computers and tablets during dinner, will be offered a treat by participating restaurants. Pelham Together also encourages those eating at home to put away our devices during dinner. To help grow connections at meal time, residents can access from our website cards with conversation starters and the rules to fun, family games to play at home or when dining at local restaurants.
For more information about the effects of technology on our personal connections, please check out the articles posted on the Pelham Together website over the next several weeks at pelhamtogether.org.