Event Explores Causes and Cures for Digital Addiction for Kids

Families Managing Media hosts national experts at Charlotte conference
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Dr. Richard Freed, a child and adolescent psychologist and author of the book “Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age,” joins other medical experts from around the country at the conference “Children and Screens: Causes and Cures for Addiction” hosted by Families Managing Media, happening May 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in uptown Charlotte.

The conference addresses how screens are impacting children and how to help curb the cravings. Topics include internet gaming disorder and media violence, the pediatric brain and media addiction, and mental health effects of social media and gaming. Medical professionals, doctors, nurses, counselors, teachers, youth workers, and anyone who influences children are invited to attend. Tickets for the full-day conference are $175, and can be purchased here.

A ticketed preview night that features brief talks from three experts, followed by a question-and-answer session, takes place May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pineville United Methodist Church. Tickets to the preview night are $10 and can be purchased at kidsandscreens.eventbrite.com.

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Michele Huggins is the editor of Charlotte Parent magazine.