Should children be allowed to watch TV during school weeks?
Am I the only one who thinks that elementary school was easy? I watched television when I was young. I think I studied or brought homework home about two times between kindergarten and 6th grade. I am an A student and the top 10% of my class. If you don't let kids have a break, they aren't kids any more. Obviously teach them to be responsible and whatnot. Make sure that if there is any work they need to do, that it eventually gets done. You also have to keep in mind that this is elementary and middle school we're talking about. These things should not be hard for kids. It shouldn't take from 3:30-10 every day for a kid to do his or her homework
I am a 6th grade student and even I need a break. Adults think we can't have a break on school nights just because of the way they were raised. They think we're supposed to be raised the way they were. I mean like really, I can understand not watching TV on certain weekdays but come on, not at all, no that's stupid. I am supporting this because parents don't think we need to be crazy and watch dumb things at times to make us laugh after a long day. That's my opinion.
I believe that it is up to parents to impose and enforce limits on TV watching during the school week. If children are well behaved and able to complete all of their school work there is no reason that they should be forbidden to watch what their parents consider to be a reasonable amount of TV during the week. Many adults use television watching as a way to unwind at the end of a stressful day. Most children are as overworked and stressed out as adults are these days and there is no reason why they should not be allowed to relax in the same way after a hard day.
It is perfectly fine for children to watch TV during the school week provided that they have completed any necessary school related tasks that should be done. It does not hurt a child to take a break from realty just like adults do. It would be unfair to restrict a child from watching any TV, there are also plenty of educational shows as well that children can learn information from.
TV for kids on school days! I think kids should be allowed to watch TV on a school day because they will finish homework faster because they will be happy to finish the homework so they can watch TV. I think they should be 9 years or older to be responsible to do homework well and can watch TV.
Children frequently suffer from from parents who strive to be too parental. Refusing to allow children to watch television doesn't necessarily improve the child. Television can be used a reward for good performance, and well monitored viewing can actually be beneficial to the child's development.
I always work really hard to keep my grades at a good position, but I need a break. I am not like other kids who watch shows like Good Luck Charlie or A.N.T. Farm. Those are episodes that are not educational. I only watch things like How the World was Made or scientific movies that are nonfiction. I like science and I think I should be able to watch these programs. It is fair for me because I can learn from these movies. I also watch movies like The Bourne Legacy, but you don't always spend time with work. You should have at least 12 hours of free time.
Most kids plug into the world of television long before they enter school. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF):
two-thirds of infants and toddlers watch a screen an average of 2 hours a day
kids under age 6 watch an average of about 2 hours of screen media a day, primarily TV and videos or DVDs
kids and teens 8 to 18 years spend nearly 4 hours a day in front of a TV screen and almost 2 additional hours on the computer (outside of schoolwork) and playing video games
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids under 2 years old not watch any TV and that those older than 2 watch no more than 1 to 2 hours a day of quality programming.
The first 2 years of life are considered a critical time for brain development. TV and other electronic media can get in the way of exploring, playing, and interacting with parents and others, which encourages learning and healthy physical and social development.
As kids get older, too much screen time can interfere with activities such as being physically active, reading, doing homework, playing with friends, and spending time with family.
Of course, TV in moderation can be a good thing: Preschoolers can get help learning the alphabet on public television, grade schoolers can learn about wildlife on nature shows, and parents can keep up with current events on the evening news. No doubt about it — TV can be an excellent educator and entertainer.
But despite its advantages, too much television can be detrimental:
Children who consistently spend more than 4 hours per day watching TV are more likely to be overweight.
Kids who view violent acts are more likely to show aggressive behavior but also fear that the world is scary and that something bad will happen to them.
TV characters often depict risky behaviors, such as smoking and drinking, and also reinforce gender-role and racial stereotypes.
Children's advocates are divided when it comes to solutions. Although many urge for more hours per week of educational programming, others assert that zero TV is the best solution. And some say it's better for parents to control the use of TV and to teach kids that it's for occasional entertainment, not for constant escapism.
That's why it's so important for you to monitor the content of TV programming and set viewing limits to ensure that your kids don't spend too much time parked in front of the TV.
Students should be allowed to watch TV because they will want to because of the stressful day they had just came from. Students that play sports would be training and would be so tired. Kids that play instruments should watch TV because of all the movement and covering them they would be so tired and stressed.
Children should be allowed to watch television during school weeks, because there are a lot of quality educational programs on. Children can learn a lot from watching the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, and the National Geographic Channel. Specific kids shows such as "The Magic School Bus" can help kids learn at a level that they can understand.
Children should definitely be able to watch TV during school weeks because these days they have so much going on with extra curricular activities, sports, chores, homework they need a break! As long as the TV is monitored for age appropriate content and a time limit is set, it can do no harm. Watching TV for kids can be fun, educational and relaxing, something everyone needs!
I am a 5th grade student and I think kids need a break from school work. Apparently I'm not able to watch TV on school nights but when I go to bed my dad just sits his butt on the couch and watches TV 'till 12 in the morning. He has to get up at 7 and is always tired but has no idea why. I know I got a little off topic but I secretly watch TV in my room and anyone who has a 3DS and a Netflix account can do this. I feel it just keeps me on track.
Children should be allowed to watch TV during school weeks because television is a valuable teaching tool. There are a number of educational channels which can be used to augment classroom materials and give students a view that may be different from that of their teachers. Finally, television is also an entertainment medium, and children should be entertained.
Children should be allowed to watch TV on school nights, to allow them time to wind down and relax. School work and other activities can be stressful to children. TV can be mindless, yet educational. I believe that, by allowing children to watch TV an hour or two a night, will allow them enough time to wind down before bed.
I think kids should be allowed to watch TV on a school day because they will finish homework faster
because they will be happy to finish the homework so they can watch TV. I think they should be 9 years or older to be responsible to do homework well and can watch TV.
They should be allowed to because they have work a lot at school so at home if they finish their homework, they should be allowed to watch TV, eat some snacks (if they want to), and relax. That will help a lot. If they relax, the next morning they can focus on learning at school. Parents should allow their kids to watch TV so they can focus the next morning at school.
I believe that by allowing children to watch TV there can be more things learned and more family interaction than if you disallow it. It seems to be punishing the child without the child having done anything wrong.
It is important to have equal balance of work, sleep, and recreation because to have an imbalance will result in the individual becoming worn out, stressed, and/or extremely unhappy. If a child's choice for their recreation happens to be television, then that is their choice. However, I do not recommend that the child should spend their entire recreation time on only television, for it is healthier for the child to do a variety of activities. Television watching should be an option to them though.
I think children should be allowed to watch TV on school weeks because they deserve to sit down and relax after going to school all day. As long as they can get their homework done and go to bed at a reasonable time, they should be allowed a few hours of TV a day to relax.
I believe that children should be allowed to watch TV during school weeks but during their study hours (as they'll get distracted from their studies). They should be rewarded after the completion of their studies by being allowed to watch TV. TV offers different types of knowledge, news, hobby ideas, and social learning.
I watched television when I was young. I think I studied or brought homework home about two times between kindergarten and 6th grade. I am an A student and the top 10% of my class. If you don't let kids have a break, they aren't kids any more. Obviously teach them to be responsible and whatnot. Make sure that if there is any work they need to do, that it eventually gets done. You also have to keep in mind that this is elementary and middle school we're talking about. These things should not be hard for kids. It shouldn't take from 3:30-10 every day for a kid to do his or her homework.
Kids should be allowed to relax and watch TV because they learn a lot at school already. Do kids should be allowed to do that kind of stuff. Kids are awesome! Kids also should be allowed to because if we don't have TV as kids, how can we have it as adults?
The privilege of watching television during the school week, can be used as a reward for those children who have difficulty being motivated to complete homework assignments, or carrying out responsibilities assigned to them in the home. Parental supervision should be used to make sure the programs their children are watching are age appropriate.
Children need to relax and one of the ways to do it is through television viewing. What would taking away television during school weeks do for children? Force them to do their homework? No. Television, like anything else, should be limited. Moderation is a good thing. Eliminating it completely would not solve any "problem" television might be causing. People would probably replace it with things worse for children, like violent video games or bad movies.
Every show is not bad for children. If they have parental control, it's okay for children to watch TV. Television also provides knowledge, entertainment and a lot other things.
TV gives joy to children and their imaginations. TV gives children knowledge through the Discovery Channel, and other channels. Television also shows the news. What if there was a storm coming? A newspaper would take one day to make, but television would spread the news faster.
I am not allowed to watch TV during the week. I only want to watch one show, which is about 45 minutes long. I am a straight A student, and I don't see the harm in watching TV after you have done all your homework, studying and practicing piano (for me). It is also scientifically proven that kids pay more attention if they are given a break. Why shouldn't I be able to watch TV during that break? Remember, I just want to watch one show during the week.
No,students should not watch tv on schooldays because it you cannot laern anything if you are siting and watching tv.Anoter reason studuents should not watch tv on schooldays is that if they don't watch tv they would learn and get Aplus on their test.Also another reason one reason students should not watch tv on schooldays is to read always read.you should not play video games,computer games,and tv.You see if you watch tv all day long you can fail your test its impotant to study and get an Aplus
no, students (and I am one myself) should NOT be allowed to watch television during weekdays (with certain exceptions, of course). It affects the overall performance of the students by providing an everlasting distraction, filling the brains with useless stories and ideas, preventing further learning of USEFUL information, and etc. Of course, educational channels/shows can be acceptable, depending on the consequences. If one has extra time, why not take that opportunity to study for future tests or read educational (interesting) articles like ones on CNN/New York Times/World Street Journal/National Geographic? And if one needs a break from school, why not go out and play sports (or something equally non-diverting) with friends? It's great for the health, fun, communication/sport skills improvement, time filling, and stress relieving technique! Either way, there are other more productive, fun activities the children of today can be doing instead. And no, I am NOT a nerdy loser with no friends. Je suis une étudiant (sophomore) qui vais à une école compeditive. :P Au revoir, mes amis(:
Nowadays children watch a lot of TV and this is not right. Children should spend their free time with better activities that improve their fitness or mind. During the school week they not only have to concentrate on their studies, they should keep their minds fresh by having an activity that is good for them. There are a lot of other activities, many of them are rewarding and are a great base for their future. I think they shouldn't watch TV not only during school weeks, but ever.
Researchers have repeatedly found that excessive TV watching by schoolchildren leads to reductions in academic performance. But it is not clear that total elimination during the school week is necessary for best performance. While admitting that total elimination probably isn't necessary, I still would recommend it, because I believe that elimination is much easier on both the parent and child, than is an effort to maintain a schedule of very limited TV viewing.
It is not so good for children to watch TV because it ruins children's eyes then they will have to wear glasses for their whole life. It will put useless stories and ideas to children's brains then they might get crazy or lazy. That will happen to adults too if they watch too much on TV. VOTE for NO everyone!
We shouldn`t because than the kids wouldn't be able to get grades and the kids wouldn't be able to pass the grade and also they would not be able to talk to there when they flunked a grade. So rather than watching tv we should just do more homework and learn.
The use of television for educational purposes can aid in the development of a child's brain growth. However when children begin school, abuse of television can create a large distraction and cause the child to be unable to concentrate in school. Television time should be limited to small amounts and only on the weekend; instead, children should partake in more outdoor or creative activities beneficial for health and brain stimulation.
If kids don't learn they will be so crazy. So kids need homework during the week. Even if they are kids the need to get in a good school for a good job. So that is why I think no television during the week. I hope that everyone thinks that I am right.