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Published On: Thu, Mar 1st, 2018

Kirk Cameron’s ‘Connect’ warns parents of digital world on kids

Kirk Cameron’s latest project finds him tackling parenting in the digital age. The new film, Connect, is being screened in theaters, centering around the actor speaking with experts in a variety of fields about how social media affects young minds, how parents can navigate this increasingly digital world.

Cameron’s goals are clear: help parents navigate the digital age, empowering parents, giving them expertise and hope.

Guests 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 www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events, CAMFAM Studios and Provident Films present “KirkCameron: CONNECT” exclusively in movie theaters nationwide again on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

 

Connect‘s interview with Koch is perhaps the most powerful, warning of the five cultural lies that young people have been programmed to believe as a result of the unnatural use of and connectivity to technology and why these falsehoods are critical — “I am the center of the universe,” “I deserve happiness,” and “I am my own authority” are examples.

The message is clear: While most parents would never send their young children into an unknown and potentially dangerous area in the physical world, these same parents will give their children, at very young ages, a smart phone or a tablet, and send them alone and unsupervised into the abyss of the Internet to see things their eyes should never see and take in information they aren’t ready to comprehend.

Valuable and powerful effort.

There is a bizarre moment that Cameron himself jokes about: a fat, bearded Cameron imagines himself battling the devil in order to protect his children from these evil influences. At least he jests about the segment.

Cameron’s effort to start conversations is worthy, but the product falls short in some ways.

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