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FREE Eighth Grade Screening & Talkback

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Mandell JCC

335 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Jewish Family Services' Tara's Closet, with community partners the Mandell JCC and BBYO, are thrilled to present EIGHTH GRADE, A Look at the Impact of Social Media on Teen Life.

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school. Eighth Grade explores how social media impacts teenagers’ lives, opening themselves up to wanting what others have, unfair comparisons, unwanted criticism that can walk the line of cyberbullying and letting “likes” and a number of followers define them.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This film and the discussion to follow is appropriate for parents as well as teens. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their teenagers. Rated R for language and some sexual material.

WHAT: Movie screening for parents and teens followed by a panel discussion about the film with JFS mental health professionals, moderated by Dennis House, Channel 3 Eyewitness News Anchor and Face the State moderator.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 7 - 9 PM, FREE PIZZA DINNER FOR TEENS SPONSORED BY BBYO AT 6 PM

WHERE: Mandell JCC, West Hartford

COST: FREE ADMISSION with a winter outerwear item (jacket, coat, gloves) for men, women and children in need.

MORE: Information about the movie can be found online at: http://eighthgrade.movie/

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