According to the Nielsen Group, children today between the ages of 2-5 view television, video games, and other forms of media about 33 hours each week. For children ages 6-11, that figure is about 28 hours per week.
Author and family therapist Mary Pipher once wrote, "Television teaches children values far more effectively than any church." A frightening thought. Can the church's religious education programs possibly address this issue?
Thanks to The Christian Century, December 15, 2009 issue.