Paul Revere Middle School will screen “LIKE,” an IndieFlix original documentary about social media, at 7 p.m. this Thursday, November 21, in the Auditorium, 1450 Allenford Drive. The community is invited, admission is free. Please RSVP: bit.ly/LikeTheMovie.
All Revere students will view the movie this week during regular school hours.
The documentary examines the effects of social media on relationships and not only how it impacts youth, but any one of the two billion people who have a smartphone. On average, a person checks the phone an average of 150 times a day.
“LIKE” explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. This movie acknowledges that current technology is here to stay and that social platforms are a place to connect, share and care. The producers ask, What’s really happening with social media? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know?
Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways, but at what cost?
In 2012, teens valued in-person communication, but by 2018, texting was the preferred method of communication. Teens overwhelmingly choose Snapchat as their main social media site.
Generally, the more time on social media, the unhappier the person, but teens are more likely to say social media has a positive rather than a negative effect on how they feel.
This movie discusses the effects of technology and social media on the brain and on people’s lives. By understanding, there is hope that people can learn how to navigate technology more safely.
The moviemakers write, “Our goal for this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self-regulate. It’s not about blame. It’s about looking in the mirror and empowering ourselves to create balance in our lives and to learn to be there for each other.”
To watch a film trailer, visit: thelikemovie.com/trailer/