When I have kids, they can use electronic devices as much as they like—as
I do, for scripture study, missionary work, etc. and yes, a few games here and
there. I'll be much more concerned about keeping them away from drugs,
alcohol, cigarettes, and pornography than I will be about Angry Birds. Deseret
News is just being old-fashioned and excessively conservative, as usual.
One of the advantages of sending kids to camp,boy scouts or girls, without any
sort of electronic media--is that camp gives them a chance to experience nature
as it was created--the closest we can come to the Garden of Eden. Rule #7 should
be: give the kids as many opportunities as possible to get closer to God through
experiencing his creations.