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Welcome back! Back to School is always an exciting time at the SCC!

We are planning our traditional programs (Ethics Day and Prom Cards) along with programs addressing our 2019-2020 theme: Social Media Wellness (a free, public screening of the documentary LIKE and our annual spring speaker, among others).

More than 2 billion people have smartphones today. And we check our phones on average an incredible 150 times every day. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways ― but what is the cost of our dependence, and our children’s reliance, on screens?

As part of a yearlong focus on social media wellness, the Safe Community Coalition, in conjunction with the PTSAs of Langley High School and McLean High School, is hosting two screenings of the compelling new IndieFlix Original documentary “LIKE” ― Thursday, October 10 in the Langley High School auditorium and Tuesday, October 15 in the McLean High School auditorium. Both showings are 7:00-8:30 p.m.

“LIKE” reveals the true effects of technology on the brain and uncovers the impact social media can have on our lives. The film’s mission is to educate, inform and inspire people to effectively self-regulate their screen time. The film features interviews with experts including Max Stossel, Head of Education & Content at Center for Humane Technology; Leah Pearlman,Co-Creator of the Facebook “Like” button; Dr. Jerry BubrickSenior Psychologist at Child Mind Institute; Professor Jevin West, DataLab, iSchool, University of Washington; John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks; and Professor Katie Davis, author of The App Generation.

After the film, discussion will be led by Dr. Clifford Sussman, a DC-based psychiatrist and expert on helping people achieve a more balanced relationship with digital technology.

Thursday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Langley High School Auditorium

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the McLean High School Auditorium  

Families and kids are welcome to this free community event. If your child is active on any kind of social media, you need to come and bring them with you! Find out more about the film at www.thelikemovie.com.

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