Screen Time Parent Resource Panel on Thurs., Feb. 8–Moved to the YWCA MDI

A recent study showed that the average 8 to 18-year-old spends 7.5 hours a day looking a screen outside of school, that includes phones, televisions and tablets; over a year, that adds up to 114 full days watching a screen for fun. Join in a community conversation about how parents can help their families navigate screen time, at a panel discussion at the YWCA on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.  This event had been schedule at the Jesup, but has been moved to the YWCA next door.

This panel of resources for parents will include: Edith DuBois, social worker for Mount Desert Island Regional School System; Officer Tim Bland, school resource officer for Mount Desert Island High School, Conners Emerson School and Mount Desert Elementary School; Joshua Young, tech coordinator for Mount Desert Island Regional School System; Ian Braun, dean of students at Mount Desert Island High School and Michael Zboray, Trenton Elementary School principal and Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D., chairman of the Global Leadership Council. They will offer their tips, ideas and expertise. Come join the discussion and share your own experiences and thoughts.

This program is co-sponsored by the YWCA Mount Desert Island and the Mount Desert Island YMCA. For more information, contact Melinda Rice, Jesup program director, at 207-288-4245 or