The Plug In Drug
I consider The Plug In Drug by Marie Winn to be required reading for all parents!
Whether you've made the decision to get rid of your TV or just to limit its use, or if you're simply concerned about the effect a lot of TV viewing has had on your family, you will enjoy this book.
It supplies plenty of research that the ACT of watching TV (and not just the content as many people assume) is not good for us, especially our kids. Even so called "educational" television is not all it's cracked up to be. The book gives compelling evidence that television has a deleterious effect on children's creativity, ability to learn and even socialization.
It points out the many ways television has taken over family life and the result this monopoly of family time has on our culture. It affirms the intuition that many concerned parents have about television.
The revised version even points to research regarding the use of video games and computers.
Check out The Plug In Drug. You won't look at TV the same ever again!