"Playstation Nation" is a book by Kurt and Olivia Bruner detailing how pervasive video game addiction is for our young people. I finished it in one day it was such a compelling read. I've always felt a vague discomfort at my kids playing computer and video games, but could never quite articulate what it was about them. Now I can!! This is a must-read for any parent who has a child that plays for more than 2 hours a day, but most especially for any parent who is considering having a system in their home. I know for me this book has cemented our decision to not purchase a system, and to continue strictly limiting the type and quantity of computer based games. The best quote from the book:
"I think the real question is not whether kids will be able to maintain their grades, but are they able to meet their potential? Again, how are they using their time, what more could they be doing?"