Film screening, conversation to focus on teen stress

With teen anxiety on the rise and higher rates of stress-related issues more prevalent among American teens, a local parent-teacher-student association is focusing in on the issue.

The Monta Vista High PTSA is set to host a screening of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience next week, which explores how screen time is affecting teens.

Following the screening will be a discussion led by the school’s student advocate, Richard Prinz. The film, and the discussion, look at technology in daily life and the role that social media plays in teen society, particularly for stress inducing moments. As students work to build social skills, it can be critically important for them to understand how to manage stress.

Discussion will also highlight potential pathways to reducing stress and mitigating screen time impacts. This event is set for Tuesday, November 19.

The film, hosted in the Monta Vista High Auditorium, 21840 McClellan Rd. in Cupertino, runs 70 minutes and will start at 7 p.m. The evening’s activities will wrap at 9 p.m.

For more information about this student, and parent, focused event, click here.