JCC & JFCS to host showing of ‘Screenagers’ movie Feb. 7

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The community is invited to attend a free screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” at the Katz JCC on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

This program is ideal for parents of pre-teens and teens. “Screenagers” probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and Internet addiction. Families will also have the opportunity to engage with a panel of local experts at the conclusion of the film.

“The convenience of so much digital media available to us and our children, right at our fingertips, can be both a positive and negative impact on daily life,” said Marla Meyers, JFCS executive director. “By bringing “Screenagers” and a panel of distinguished experts to discuss issues, parents will receive guidance and the confidence in balancing the time their children spend in front of and removed from screens.”

The panel of three local professionals includes: Sandy Kabel, assistant director of clinical services at JFCS; Jessica L. Miller, Haddonfield Central/Middle School media specialist; and Dr. Eric Dorn, pediatrician at Advocare Marlton Pediatrics.

This film screening is free and open to the entire community.

To learn more about this program, please contact Jill Cogan, JCC Judaic coordinator, at jcogan@jfedsnj.org or register at bit.ly/Screen17.

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