I wrote this post on our 1 Kids Avenue Blog, but thought I would share it here as well. We will NEVER have a TV in either Isaac or Ethan’s bedroom. We just can’t risk the outcomes of this kind of exposure to trash.
A TV in a child’s bedroom has proven to be a leading cause of smoking, pornography addiction, poor grades in school, and childhood obesity. Children with bedroom TV’s watch nearly 30 hours of television per week. The exposure to cable shows with sexual content, violence, language, and the celebrity pop culture are negatively impacting our children.
I highly encourage you to listen to the following radio program from Dr. Albert Mohler. You can select this link: http://www.albertmohler.com/radio_show.php?cdate=2008-03-14
The show is about 45 minutes long without commericals. Dr. Mohler is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is a leading Christian theologian and cultral commentator. Dr. Mohler unpacks the bedroom TV debate and offers solid reasons to pull those TV’s out of the bedroom and leave them in a public place..
You can also read the original New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope. Yet this is not from a Christian worldview: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/health/04well.html