We took away our son's iPod this summer because he was getting addicted in playing games in it. It might sound very harsh but It is for his own good. We don't regret doing it because it yoeld a good result. His creativity came around and now doing things that he used to do but doesn't do anymore when he got his iPod. I was against giving them electronics from the very beginning but "Santa" insisted that it is good for them to learn things. The problem is, when you become addicted to games, that's what you want to do all the time and that is not good because it hinders productivity.
We told him that if he does good in school this coming school year, he can have his iPod back earlier than next year so we will see.