“Young people now devote an average of 7 hours, 38 minutes to daily media use, or about 53 hours a week — more than a full-time job.” Whoa!!!! according to the report, “Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year-olds,” which is based on a survey of more than 2,000 students nationwide," reports Teacers at Risk. ww.teachersatrisk.com/2010/01/20/).

The average teenager spends 53 hours a week connected to the digital world. They are twitting on their cell phone, reading on the Internet, playing computer games and watching TV.

This is 53 waking hours in which there is no studying. Imagine all the knowledge that could be acquired if this time were spent studying.

This is 53 hours when there is no sleep. No wonder some sit in class dead tired, and barely able to stay awake. Imagine how much better they would feel and how much more alert they would be if some of the 53 hours was spent sleeping.

This is 53 hours when they are not learning any people skills. They are isolated from other people. A little chit chat via tweeting is no substitute for social interaction. Imagine how much better mates and parents they could become if this time was spent interacting with other live humans.

This is 53 hours void of prayer and Bible study. There just isn’t any time left for these practices. Imagine how much more honest, truthful, sober, law abiding and drug free youth they could become if some of their time was spent interacting with God.

We are what we have been becoming. For this generation, it is apparent they are becoming self-centered, entertainment obsessed individuals.

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