I saw this short animated film and couldn’t think of my own childhood. GLUED to the TV, to video games, and to my “secret” aka pornography…..
It’s easy for parents to sit their children in front of the television/video game system also known as the “babysitter” while the parent gets things done. My beliefs are, they only need to do this for a short period of time and as much as I personally don’t like to be outside (thanks to my indoor childhood), I try to jump at the opportunity when my daughters ask to go outside and play, or encourage it! It’s not always easy, a lot of times I am tired, there are mosquitos or other bugs, it’s hot in the summer, etc… But the more time I spend with them away from the TV/Video Games, the better off they might be later on in life, having learned the skills to associate with others, not isolate the way I did (and sometimes still do).
If you want to know how a child become and “addict” watch this short movie.
Take what you like and leave the rest.