JFCS and Katz JCC to host ‘Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age’

Panel discussion to include Haddonfield Central/Middle School Social Media Specialist Jessica L. Miller

The community is invited to attend a free screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” at the Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

This program is ideal for parents of preteens 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.”

A panel discussion for parents will follow, to include three local professionals: Jessica L. Miller, Haddonfield Central /Middle School Media Specialist; Dr. Eric Dorn, Pediatrician at Advocare Marlton Pediatrics; and Sandy Kabel, Assistant Director of Clinical Services at JFCS.

Registration is free, but required, by visiting www.bit.ly/Screen17. For questions, contact Lara Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications at JFCS, at (856) 424–1333, ext. 1165, or by email at lbarrett@jfedsnj.org.