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Kids & Screens: Preventing Digital Addictions

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Pineville United Methodist Church

110 S Polk Street

Pineville, NC 28134

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How do you keep your child from getting hooked on Fortnite, social media and smartphones?

Three medical experts are coming to Charlotte for this first-of-its-kind event!

Get your questions answered as you are invited to hear a dynamic discussion of the latest research on kids’ brains and screens including warning signs and prevention solutions to keep your kids out of the danger zone of screen addiction.

Speakers:

Doug Gentile, Ph.D.

An award-winning world- renowned research scientist, educator, author and professor, whose specialties include Internet addiction disorders and youth media violence.

Richard Freed, Ph.D.

A child and adolescent psychologist and author of the book Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age, who has researched the tech industry’s psychological war on kids through persuasive design.

Dr. Paul Weigle, MD

A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and the Associate Medical Director of Outpatient Programs at Natchaug Hospital, of Hartford Healthcare. He specializes in the effects of computer habits on the mental health of youth. He is co-chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Media Committee, having served on the committee for over 15 years.

the next day.... MAY 17th, 2019

On Friday May 17th we will continue the education with a full-day medical conference: “Children & Screens: Causes and Cures for Digital Addiction.” Medical professionals, doctors, nurses, counselors, teachers, youth workers, and anyone who influences children are invited to attend. Professionals will receive continuing education credit through AHEC in Charlotte for participating. This all-day conference will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel 555 S. McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration and agenda found here. (https://bit.ly/2GmYKVq)

for more information email www.info@familiesmanagingmedia.com

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