Parents have been reminded time and again that game consoles and too much television will have their negative effects to their child's learning abilities. The main issue really is the ever persistent shorter attention span that children acquire when they are allowed to play with their game consoles at their whim.
Studies show that children should only have a maximum of two hours a day television time (this includes playing with game consoles) or else a parent or guardian should not be surprised if they see their children “zombified.” And we all know how game consoles can be addicting. The creators made it in such a way that you would have to play with it for hours, often goals impenetrable until so many tries, days and weeks. If a regular adult can be addicted, imagine what it does to kids.
Now, this post is not to bash game consoles. In fact, this is just a reminder that parents and guardians should take control over their children’s usage of game consoles and television time if we want them to perform well in school and even have a better quality of life. I often get responses from parents that their children are envious of their peers because they don’t have what the others do.
When you get to the bottom of it, it’s really a matter of perspective and how you communicate the value with your children. This is where 1 Corinthians 10:23 comes in, "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive.” Not because it is the norm, it will do your children good.