Action Network Live Announces Its Inaugural Event, An Interfaith Conversation on Screen Time

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Jean Rogers, CCFC: jean@commercialfreechildhood.org; (617) 896-9377

Action Network Live Announces Its Inaugural Event, An Interfaith Conversation on Screen Time
Groundbreaking live streaming event on July 22 features three experts in conversation about what different faith traditions bring to the screen time debate

BOSTON, MA – July 16, 2019 — The Children’s Screen Time Action Network is launching its new Action Network Live expert interview series with An Interfaith Conversation on Screen Time.

This free, live streaming event brings together three renowned experts: writer and speaker Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-Wise Family, filmmaker and media expert Tiffany Shlain, author of the new book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, and Amin Aaser, founder and director of Noor Kids. Together, they will discuss what different faith traditions bring to the screen time conversation and offer guiding principles that any family can use to maintain connection, hope, and strength in the digital age. This event will be moderated by Jean Rogers of the Action Network.

“Screen time presents challenges for most families,” says Rogers, who heads the Action Network. “People who practice a faith tradition can find strength, hope, and practical solutions in their beliefs, rituals, and spiritual traditions. We thought it would be great to start an interfaith dialogue which could be used by many, whether you are religious or not.”

Bringing Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives, presenters will touch on these universal topics and more:

• How is screen time affecting families as they strive to grow in wisdom and courage?

• What can we learn from a technology Shabbat or Sabbath?

• How can houses of worship help families resist the notion that kids need screen time?

• How do easily accessible “answers” on the internet impact one’s journey for meaning in life?

• How can positive role models counter the influence of social media and YouTube influencers?

• How can faith leaders help guide families in their use of screens?

After the presentation, Tiffany, Andy, and Amin will be answering audience questions live. For more information on the event and a registration link, visit commercialfreechildhood.org/faith.

The Action Network is a project of the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), an advocacy group dedicated to ending child-targeted marketing. The Action Network is a coalition of practitioners, educators, and advocates working to promote a healthy childhood by reducing the amount of time kids spend with digital devices. Since its inception in November of 2017, the Network has grown to 850 members globally, held its inaugural conference in Boston, and sparked the creation of 6 work groups that empower members to advocate for reduced screen time in their communities.