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Is television causing more harm than good to children and students?

  • grace

    Television in a way makes children lazy as they sit behind it doing nothing and usually they gain less from television than from books. It may be argued that it can be watched during our leisure but students spend all their free time watching televison instead of dividing it and doing more profitable stuff.

  • Rhea

    Television in a way makes children lazy as they sit behind it doing nothing and usually they gain less from television than from books.
    It may be argued that it can be watched during our leisure but students spend all their free time watching televison instead of dividing it and doing more profitable stuff.

  • Assuming you're talking about general media, yes.

    Media is ugly filthy and dirty. It shouldn't exist. But alas it does. That is harmful to everyone, not just children and students. But on this group is the greatest impact. T.V. has fake trash in it that misleads stupid children, who don't know any better and who's parents can't raise them properly and teach them what's bad.

  • I believe that television causes more harm than good to children and students, in spite of many educational efforts.

    Even though there are many attempts at developing educational programs for children and students, I believe that television does more harm than good. For every Sesame Street, there are 100 Spongebobs. And, I believe that children's attention spans are being harmed by television, as well.

    Posted by: BrownDustin82
  • Television displays desensitizing violence for our children and students.

    I believe that television can be a good tool in educating children and students. However, it is very rarely used as such, considering that quality educational programs are few and far between. Instead, children are typically allowed to make their own programming choices, and those choices that are most appealing contain violence. This desensitizes children to violence and gives them a warped impression of the world.

    Posted by: SpikyWesley
  • Yes

    Rather than increasing the educational channels, television are promoting harmful programs such as violence, sexual activities and also drugs. Television promotes harmful programs rather than focusing on education. Violence is the common activity promoted by television by movies, game shows and also cartoons. Therefore, can cause people to act the same way in which these actors and actresses act in theses shows. Violence is actually informing their audience to portray their behavior towards their families, friends, and also people in authority. Television promotes guns and knives which would then lead up to causing violence. Sexual activities are also promoted by television through reality shows, movies and also cartoon. A major priority should be the safety of our child watching TV. Most cartoons are based on sexual activities. Most movies at lease must have a seen which contains sexual activities. Some shows theses days would show you how to seek around police and laws to sell drugs or also to create and use drugs. Would this make the economy better in promoting the creation and also distribution of drugs? Hell no, by showing young teens and children how to do this would be saying that we are as community that we are supporting this unlawful behavior. In conclusion, television is not only used to entertain and education but to promote all the harmful behavior and activities that would make our economy in danger. Television has become more a harm that good to young teens and children. We should at lease limit or control in what kids theses days are watching to enhance their skill in knowing wrong from right and to sure this in their daily lives.

  • Yes.

    I believe television causing more harm than good to children and students because watching too much may cause students to do badly in there studies, because they start devoting more time to watching TV than studying.

  • Is television causing more harm than good to children and students?-damm yes!

    Today, almost every single family on our planet has a so called “member” which is a television. It is not just an ordinary member, but a very important one, because the time spent next to it exceeds the amount of time spent together with any other family member. Unquestionably, I strongly assert that television bring more harm than good as television will cause viewers to become physically and mentally deterrent as well as poor behaviour.


    Firstly, television viewers defected physically as health problem is one of the cruxes of this issue. “It is a sedentary activity and when indulged in with snacks, can cause obesity and related diseases” (Rutherford 2002, p.14). Additionally, Children too are influenced to not being active if they watch television for prolonged periods (Sharif 1999). Based on a research from UK Time Use Survey (2000), the dearth time spent on doing sports and exercises are quite limited compared with the hours spent on watching television. Briefly, television viewing may lead to health problems.


    Secondly, television viewing may also cause audiences especially children to be mentally affected as to their thinking skills. Indeed, it is well-supported by Leigh (2001), as she said that the essential skills in developing problem-solving and organizational activity are majorly affected as children do not generate the imaginative skills to create fictitious characters, situations, and make-believe worlds. Moreover, short-term attention is likely to be implemented into the children’s minds (Sharif 1999). This is because of today’s short segments and loud yet colourful presentation of children’s programs and music video clips. Therefore, children’s thinking ability is reduced as an implication of television viewing.


    Lastly, poor behaviour of children is also another consequence of television viewing. Children’s behaviour is often portrayed by the programs they watch. Children nowadays continually become less susceptible to violence as graphic scenes of rampage demonstrated not only on television shows but also on the prime time televised news. As a consequence, children may bear in mind that being violent is normal and it is the only way to solving problems naturally. Furthermore, some poor attitude is illustrated by emulating characters they saw on television (Sharif 1999). In short, bad attitude is likely to happen due to television viewing.


    In conclusion, television viewing causes spectators to be disease-prone, children will dearth in thinking skills as well as bad behaviour. Indubitably, television programs are created to demand incessant focus, thus, making us unable to concentrate on things like homework (Leigh 2001). Nevertheless, television becomes a valuable asset when watched in moderation (Rutherford 2002). Finally, related authorities such as parents, and the media should take action from the grass roots level to prevent children from being deteriorated by the bad side of television. Therefore, I stress on my stand once again that television bring more cons than pros.

  • Is television causing more harm than good to children and students?-damm yes!

    Today, almost every single family on our planet has a so called “member” which is a television. It is not just an ordinary member, but a very important one, because the time spent next to it exceeds the amount of time spent together with any other family member. Unquestionably, I strongly assert that television bring more harm than good as television will cause viewers to become physically and mentally deterrent as well as poor behaviour.


    Firstly, television viewers defected physically as health problem is one of the cruxes of this issue. “It is a sedentary activity and when indulged in with snacks, can cause obesity and related diseases” (Rutherford 2002, p.14). Additionally, Children too are influenced to not being active if they watch television for prolonged periods (Sharif 1999). Based on a research from UK Time Use Survey (2000), the dearth time spent on doing sports and exercises are quite limited compared with the hours spent on watching television. Briefly, television viewing may lead to health problems.


    Secondly, television viewing may also cause audiences especially children to be mentally affected as to their thinking skills. Indeed, it is well-supported by Leigh (2001), as she said that the essential skills in developing problem-solving and organizational activity are majorly affected as children do not generate the imaginative skills to create fictitious characters, situations, and make-believe worlds. Moreover, short-term attention is likely to be implemented into the children’s minds (Sharif 1999). This is because of today’s short segments and loud yet colourful presentation of children’s programs and music video clips. Therefore, children’s thinking ability is reduced as an implication of television viewing.


    Lastly, poor behaviour of children is also another consequence of television viewing. Children’s behaviour is often portrayed by the programs they watch. Children nowadays continually become less susceptible to violence as graphic scenes of rampage demonstrated not only on television shows but also on the prime time televised news. As a consequence, children may bear in mind that being violent is normal and it is the only way to solving problems naturally. Furthermore, some poor attitude is illustrated by emulating characters they saw on television (Sharif 1999). In short, bad attitude is likely to happen due to television viewing.


    In conclusion, television viewing causes spectators to be disease-prone, children will dearth in thinking skills as well as bad behaviour. Indubitably, television programs are created to demand incessant focus, thus, making us unable to concentrate on things like homework (Leigh 2001). Nevertheless, television becomes a valuable asset when watched in moderation (Rutherford 2002). Finally, related authorities such as parents, and the media should take action from the grass roots level to prevent children from being deteriorated by the bad side of television. Therefore, I stress on my stand once again that television bring more cons than pros.

  • Is television causing more harm than good to children and students?-damm yes!

    Today, almost every single family on our planet has a so called “member” which is a television. It is not just an ordinary member, but a very important one, because the time spent next to it exceeds the amount of time spent together with any other family member. Unquestionably, I strongly assert that television bring more harm than good as television will cause viewers to become physically and mentally deterrent as well as poor behaviour.


    Firstly, television viewers defected physically as health problem is one of the cruxes of this issue. “It is a sedentary activity and when indulged in with snacks, can cause obesity and related diseases” (Rutherford 2002, p.14). Additionally, Children too are influenced to not being active if they watch television for prolonged periods (Sharif 1999). Based on a research from UK Time Use Survey (2000), the dearth time spent on doing sports and exercises are quite limited compared with the hours spent on watching television. Briefly, television viewing may lead to health problems.


    Secondly, television viewing may also cause audiences especially children to be mentally affected as to their thinking skills. Indeed, it is well-supported by Leigh (2001), as she said that the essential skills in developing problem-solving and organizational activity are majorly affected as children do not generate the imaginative skills to create fictitious characters, situations, and make-believe worlds. Moreover, short-term attention is likely to be implemented into the children’s minds (Sharif 1999). This is because of today’s short segments and loud yet colourful presentation of children’s programs and music video clips. Therefore, children’s thinking ability is reduced as an implication of television viewing.


    Lastly, poor behaviour of children is also another consequence of television viewing. Children’s behaviour is often portrayed by the programs they watch. Children nowadays continually become less susceptible to violence as graphic scenes of rampage demonstrated not only on television shows but also on the prime time televised news. As a consequence, children may bear in mind that being violent is normal and it is the only way to solving problems naturally. Furthermore, some poor attitude is illustrated by emulating characters they saw on television (Sharif 1999). In short, bad attitude is likely to happen due to television viewing.


    In conclusion, television viewing causes spectators to be disease-prone, children will dearth in thinking skills as well as bad behaviour. Indubitably, television programs are created to demand incessant focus, thus, making us unable to concentrate on things like homework (Leigh 2001). Nevertheless, television becomes a valuable asset when watched in moderation (Rutherford 2002). Finally, related authorities such as parents, and the media should take action from the grass roots level to prevent children from being deteriorated by the bad side of television. Therefore, I stress on my stand once again that television bring more cons than pros.

  • Focus is a branch from TV

    As a matter of fact, TV actually provides extra focus, as when for example they watch Yu-Gi-Oh, they are focused on that and that only. When it comes to studying or an assessment or exam, they become more focus on just what they are doing, and will improve their knowledge and memory also.

  • Focus is a branch from TV

    As a matter of fact, TV actually provides extra focus, as when for example they watch Yu-Gi-Oh, they are focused on that and that only. When it comes to studying or an assessment or exam, they become more focus on just what they are doing, and will improve their knowledge and memory also.

  • Imagination is the Key to Success

    Children should be able to explore their imagination using the television. Imagination is characteristic that all children should have and it is not fair to take that away from them. Children just need to be children and have fun and be who they want to be. This also gives parents down time to whatever they would like to be doing. In conclusion television is a good choice today.

  • Television can do both harm and good.

    In this generation , children are way too much exposed to the outside world, and these things are disturbing them. So if they are limited to recreation, such as, watching television, then they will become more disturbed, stressed and emotional. So I don't think television is doing them any harm than it is doing to adults. Besides, it is not that they are watching the news channels or like that. They are happily absorbed with the cartoons, in which they do show educational stuff and it also expands their imagination. If parents think that this show might be doing their children harm, then it is upto them which programs their children should be allowed to watch or which they should not. But I don't think they should be limited in watching television.

  • No it's not causing.

    It doesn't make us violent as it gives a lot of information. Many channels like national geographic, discovery, etc provide us lot of facts. TV also acts as an entertainment for people. Channels like star sports, ten sports, HBO,sony pix provide us with entertainment. Lot of news channels like NDTV, aaj tak let's us know the happenings of the world.

  • Watching T.V. is absolutely fine.

    The TV can serve as a very good source of knowledge to children. Watching news adds to the general knowledge of kids. It is good to watch a TV show for half an hour to an hour each day as it serves as a welcome break from studying. There is also no harm in watching movies.

  • Yes tv helps

    You can learn heaps from television because it asks you questions and you can also watch documentaries and see how animals and other people live. You also watch the news on television and that helps you understand life and what is going on around the world at the moment. I don't see how television does more harm than good.

  • TV is good

    TV is good because it lets kids ask questions figure things out have fun. This is coming from an experienced adult. They learn so much from shows. Think of Dora the explorer or Go Diego Go. This shows teach kids about language and animals. Do we really want to take this away?

  • TV is good

    TV is good because it lets kids ask questions figure things out have fun. This is coming from an experienced adult. They learn so much from shows. Think of Dora the explorer or Go Diego Go. This shows teach kids about language and animals. Do we really want to take this away?

  • It is UNFAIR

    The stress and reality of everyday life may be too overwhelming for kids, and it would be unfair to take this away from them.
    It would also help improve their imagination, and inspire them. Kids these days are too exposed to the outside life too soon. Some may argue that it's better as it helps them in the future but children should have a childhood while it lasts because we can never go back to it.
    Also the argument that television provides kids with education can also be valid as there is the new parental block, that lets parents manage what the children watch, however I believe that this shouldn't be limited to documentaries and educational shows. While these are very informative, children are still children. They deserve a childhood, where everything isn't controlled by their parents.


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Anonymous says2013-02-28T16:12:53.933
tv is causing more harm to students because it distracts them.