Through my research I found television does pose as a major influence among children and does cause them demonstrate violent behavior. Television holds some responsibility to the increase of violence among our society, but the problem can be addressed by monitoring and limiting children’s viewing habits.
TV or No TV This is a question millions of parents are pondering across America. Violence, along with sexual content, on television is at an all time high. So are the ratings, however. Sex and violence seems to draw a larger audience. A larger audience brings networks more money.
This would shield children from the world until the proper age that they could understand the text. Children are impressionable and will take in mind and repeat everything they hear and read. It is not wise to give children a book that is more mature than they are and expect them to not take the inappropriate and vulgar language and use it in their life, that is to say that it does not frighten them. In the book... ... middle of paper ... ...in high school and are normally subjected to crude language and sexual content throughout the day, so this would also give them a better understanding of the book. Banning of certain books help protect children from the evil ways of the world that they should not see until an older, more mature age.
Parental controls and methods are more important now than ever before. With what is shown on television all over America today, parents have to more aware of what their children are watching. Television is a modern way to send out news and make people attentive of their tragic surroundings. Television is becoming more of an awful influence on today’s society. Even though television is a popular way to spread important information no matter the content and a good form of entertainment; parents must be couscous of the sexual appeal of commercial, violence, and the enormous appeal it has on buyers that over spend.
“The materials” used in the books were “considered to be ‘sexually explicit’, contained ‘offensive language’, and was ‘unsuited to any age group’ (1). Parents wouldn’t want their kids reading stuff over sexually explicit and offensive language that are too young to read these kinds of books. Furthermore, these characteristics show ho... ... middle of paper ... ...use you never know what you could learn from a book. From the time you were little more than likely you have been read to so books have always been a good thing to us. Books help our brains get smarter so we can learn about the world and the thing that have happen in this country and world.
Through means of mass media, mostly television, violence is reaching Americas youth and turning our culture into a violent hungry society. Television has great influence on children. It opens their eyes to the world and violence on TV has a devastating effect that continues throughout their adulthood. Even though we can’t blame all of our flaws and problems on the media we should at least focus and fix this problem before too much harm is done.
Television gives wonderful possibilities for education: you can take a TV course in history, economy, in learning foreign languages and in many other subjects. Television brings the world in your living-rooms. We see people in our country and in other lands, and learn their customs, occupations, and problems. TV gives us opportunities to see the best actors and performances, to hear the latest news, to listen to political discussions. To crown it all, TV simply helps us to relax after a hard day's work, giving a great variety of entertaining and musical programs.
Children are accustomed to the fast-face visual stimulation on television. This is because children who watch television more than they talk to their family have a difficult time adjusting from being visual learners to aural learner. They also have shorter attention spans which mean they cannot focus in learning session. Watch a lot of television also can cause the children to daydreaming in class. They will image them-self as a part of the character in their favourite movie.
Yet, there is a danger that writing summaries can discourage students from reading so a teacher should be cautious when using them and students should know the reason for it. Krashen (ibidem) also adds that there is no convincing evidence that extensive reading complemented by writing summaries improves writing skills more than extensive reading itself. He believes that 'language acquisition comes from input, not output, from comprehension, not production' (Krashen, ibidem). Nevertheless, combining the reading and writing tasks in the language classroom seems to be beneficial for the students as reading helps them to build their writing competence. On the other hand, it increases learners' ability to think and develops their metacognitive skills (Lems, Miller and Soro, 2010).
Steven Johnson’s article is filled with information and research to back up his statement in a logical way, but his graphs, and examples of out of date shows are can be often confusing for the reader. For Dana Stevens, on the other hand, she does provide a valid argument; that television cannot make you smart, but lacks at not backing her statement up with research leaving the reader confused on why he or she cannot learn from television. Out of both articles, Steven Johnson does a better job at, informing, teaching and proving his point that, television can make you smarter to his audience. Watching TV Makes You Smarter grabs the attention of any reader, regardless if he or she is a TV lover or not. Johnson can appeal to all audiences in his article.