Should students and teenagers watch more than 2 hours of TV a day?
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Second, I believe that children should be able to watch more than 2 hours of television a day. I am not saying that 20 hours of TV is acceptable, but i would establish that 5-6 hours is okay.
The reason I am saying this is because
-Some TV shows can help improve children's learning, cognitive function, and memory;
-Sitting to close to the TV will not hurt your eyes (http://goo.gl...)
-TV/Computers are becoming more and more essential in today's society.
Besides, if you say TV hurts your eyes, then wouldn't the LCD from anything hurt your eyes? We can even use smartphones as an example.
Thus, I am saying about only leisure TV. Not educational TV.
The debate topic said 'Should kids watch more than 2 hours of TV', not 'Leisure TV'. So I believe this statement is still valid. Channels such as PBS Kids and Disney JR help children learn reading, math, and in some cases language skills even before they walk into the classroom. Shows such as 'Super WHY', 'Sesame Street', and 'Word Girl' encourage the learning of reading, while 'Cyberchase' and others have math concepts. These important abilities will guide the children into kindergarten all the way to their first jobs. Even shows that might not have any educational teaching ('leisure TV') have moral skills and life lessons.
I will save the health benefits & disadvantages of the TV for Round 3.
TV and computers are also becoming more essential in Earth's society. Though the black box might be a big debate in history, we all know how smartphones affect us today. The creation of the PBS Kids app, or Kid Mode, or even simple kid-based games tutor children about the necessity of electronics in our life today. In fact, if we didn't have these computers, we couldn't even be debating!
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