Byline: Walt Belcher
May 1--TAMPA -- Six-year-old Chandler Carr had eagerly awaited the arrival of the latest Pokemon video game.
He was on a list to be among the first to get it when it was released to stores last Tuesday.
But he couldn't play it until Saturday. He had made a pledge at school to stay away from all TV, computer and movie screens for five days.
"I wanted it anyway because I could read the instructions," said Chandler, a student at Learning Gate Community School in Lutz.
Last week, from Monday through Friday, the 500 students at this charter school were reading books, playing outside, spending time with their parents and playing board games during TV-Turnoff Week.
Sponsored by the nonprofit Center for Screen-Time Awareness, the annual week of media abstinence began in …