Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

They Don’t Call TV An Idiot Box For Nothing

Forget the content, are TV and videos physically damaging to the developing brain of infants and young children? Some say yes, here and here, while others say no, here.

I am suspicious, and I lean toward the message of the “it is damaging crowd.”

Don’t you think that it is most prudent of parents to err on the side of caution? Throw that damn electronic babysitter out! And, while you are at it, there is no good reason for kids to be using a computer. Let them return to the joys of exploring a non-electronic world. There is plenty of time for the madness.