We should be trying to lead our children to seek to turn on the “spiritual television”.
Mothers must be helped to understand that television dulls their children’s minds. They lose the ability to think on their own, to think critically – not to mention the damage it causes to their eyesight. And we are talking about man-made television. But there is another kind: a spiritual television. When people uproot their old self, and the eyes of the soul are cleansed, they can see into the future without the aid of any machines. Have they told their children about this other kind of television? If they don’t, these boxes will make our children dumb.
Based on St. Paisios the Athonite