Kirk Cameron, a passionate advocate of marriages and families, has created what may be his most exciting and much-needed project to date, one that aims to enlighten and encourage parents in today's digitally driven environment.
In a social media-centered world, the smartphone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that rite all wrong? How can this generation of parents blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the dangers that lurk nearby? With six teenagers, Cameron fully understands this dilemma. So, he went to the experts, and what he learned will enlighten, challenge and equip parents.
For two nights only, Fathom Events, CAMFAM Studios and Provident Films present "Kirk Cameron: CONNECT" exclusively in movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both days).
Notable guests in this compelling documentary include Dr. Ian Armstrong (Neurosurgeon); Kathy Koch, Ph.D. (founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc.); Tim Woda (founder of uKnowKids); Pastor Ken Graves (Calvary Chapel, Bangor, Maine); and Mark Gregston (founder of Heartlight). Also featured are parents and young adults who share their own personal stories regarding the impact of technology in their lives.
Tickets for "Kirk Cameron: CONNECT" can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 750 select movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of participating theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In an online world that creates an illusion of reality and "friends" through social media, apps and "followers," "Kirk Cameron: CONNECT" pulls back the curtain to the benefits, dangers and boundaries that every parent, teacher, pastor or youth leader should consider while monitoring and utilizing technology in our children's lives. As Cameron reminds parents, "The heart of the battle is really the battle of the heart."
"God-fearing parents can find confidence and guidance when it comes to the challenges of parenting in our technology-driven world, knowing that God has fully equipped us for the sacred calling as a parent," said Cameron. "We have resources to prepare our children as they learn their purpose and identity, and responsibly use technology to understand family, friends, God and the world around them."
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