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What to know: Offers a warning of potential dangers of technology.
#KIDSONTECH is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 6-18
54 minutes
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PAUL ZEHRER
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#KidsOnTech is one of the most enthralling documentaries I've ever seen. It's quite thought-provoking and makes you reconsider the implications of the time you spend on screens and whether that's truly safe.

The documentary discusses the effects of technology on children.

I like the content of this documentary; it is very informative, especially the explanation about what kids lose out on when they use technology. I also like how the film first explores younger children and works its way up to the effects on older children and teenagers.

The camerawork is quite suitable and smartly focuses on each subject at a time. The scene showing children making videos, rather than watching them, was particularly well done. The sets and locations are very suitable; the setting at a tech-free school stood out to me because it is such a unique idea. The background music is well used as segues between scenes. The subjects interviewed are varied in terms of age and background, from teens to adults, developmental psychologists and parents. All of them introduce interesting perspectives and are fully realized people. I commend the director for keeping the film cohesive. A film with such a broad topic easily could feel disjointed and disconnected, but director keeps the film well focused while keeping the film engaging. The film addresses early childhood development and how technology might impact a developing brain. My favorite part of the film is the ending, which encourages parents to take an active role in their child's development. I like this documentary because it is so informative and eye-opening, especially to teenagers. We are the first generation to have this amount of technology and there are so many things we don't know about it and its effects on children.

The message of the film is a warning of potential dangers of technology.

I give #KidsOnTech 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. By Sandrine A., KIDS FIRST!

#KidsOnTech is one of the most enthralling documentaries I've ever seen. It's quite thought-provoking and makes you reconsider the implications of the time you spend on screens and whether that's truly safe.

The documentary discusses the effects of technology on children.

I like the content of this documentary; it is very informative, especially the explanation about what kids lose out on when they use technology. I also like how the film first explores younger children and works its way up to the effects on older children and teenagers.

The camerawork is quite suitable and smartly focuses on each subject at a time. The scene showing children making videos, rather than watching them, was particularly well done. The sets and locations are very suitable; the setting at a tech-free school stood out to me because it is such a unique idea. The background music is well used as segues between scenes. The subjects interviewed are varied in terms of age and background, from teens to adults, developmental psychologists and parents. All of them introduce interesting perspectives and are fully realized people. I commend the director for keeping the film cohesive. A film with such a broad topic easily could feel disjointed and disconnected, but director keeps the film well focused while keeping the film engaging. The film addresses early childhood development and how technology might impact a developing brain. My favorite part of the film is the ending, which encourages parents to take an active role in their child's development. I like this documentary because it is so informative and eye-opening, especially to teenagers. We are the first generation to have this amount of technology and there are so many things we don't know about it and its effects on children.

The message of the film is a warning of potential dangers of technology.

I give #KidsOnTech 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. By Sandrine A., KIDS FIRST!

Parents and teachers around the world struggle with their kids' dependence on devices today. As Covid has forced our kids to rely on technology more than ever, "#KidsOnTech" looks at the impact on children's developing bodies and brains, and asks: "How might we better prepare our kids for this digital world?" Voices from India to the U.S., France to China, Mexico to Japan explore what children need to truly excel in a future dominated by tech, including a Google designer, a German brain scientist, and New York Times journalist, Matt Richtel, whose story on a Silicon Valley school created an international media frenzy.
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