‘CONNECT NY’ features ‘Screens and Teens’ at 9 p.m. May 21, ‘Screenagers’ director featured

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, presents a new episode on its “CONNECT NY” public affairs TV program.

Screens and Teens
May 21 at 9 p.m.

Has smart tech and the social media it drives harmed a generation dependent on these tools to perform most functions? A new addiction impacting youth socialization, cognitive development and even mental health is chronicled in a new documentary that’s starting the conversation with parents, educators and lawmakers across New York State and throughout the country. As policymakers look to respond, can we institute moderation and parameters or has the technology taken hold and it’s too late?

Panel experts:

  1. Michael Robb, Ph.D., Director of Research at Commonsense Media
  2. Bonnie Russell, Immediate Past President, NYS PTA
  3. David O’Rourke, District Superintendent, BOCES Erie District



  1. Delaney Rustin, Writer/Director of Screenagers Movie
  2. Bonnie Nobiling, Director, IT Services and District Data Coordinator at Oneonta High School

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CONNECT NY offers lively insightful discussion, information and analysis on timely topics that affect residents across the Empire State. The show tackles those public affairs topics significant in the lives of New Yorkers across the state. Viewers will explore personal experiences, important conflicts and tough issues unfolding at the state level through the lens of the stakeholders involved. The show aims to shed light on potential solutions to the complex problems New Yorkers seek to solve through perspectives from those in government, labor and environmental organizations, community leadership, law, and business.

A panel of leaders and experts lend their perspective in a dynamic discussion moderated by Susan Arbetter, WCNY’s director, public affairs and host of WCNY’s statewide daily broadcast radio show The Capitol Pressroom.” Jim Aroune, WCNY’s senior director special productions & news content, will be on location in communities throughout the state bringing voices in the midst of the experience to the conversation.

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