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The Catholic Schools’ Office of the Diocese of Knoxville is presenting nationally-renowned psychotherapist, Thomas Kersting, at a special event and presentation Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Knoxville Catholic High School.

Kersting is an expert on the harmful effects devices have on children and the addictive nature of social media. This free event will be an eye-opener, but parents will leave empowered and armed with solutions.

The average kid today spends more than 8 hours a day, 7 days a week on electronic devices. The result is a malleable brain that is re-wired to assimilate well in a virtual world, but not so well in the real world. Kids’ brains are unable to cope with “real-life” issues, causing chronic anxiety, attention deficit, depression, poor social skills, academic and family relationship problems.

Kersting is a regular contributor on Fox News and appears frequently on Good Morning America, The Today Show and Oprah’s Wellness Network.