There is even a name for flipping through channels described as “channel surfing”. Although this may seem insignificant, sitting in front of a television for a long time will make you a much less intelligent person, depending on what you are watching. The point I'm making is that too many people today... ... middle of paper ... ...ay’s youth. A large fraction of this generation’s social and emotional development is happening on their cell phones and the internet. Now, we all know that being infront of electronic devices for long periods of time does in fact cause minor health problems overtime.
Ever since the first television station was licensed in 1941, our lives have been effected by the presence of television. However, this effect is not for the negative since it is used from simple means of entertainment to a widely used, invaluable, source of information. It is also an excellent aid in preparing children for school and assisting in educating children after they have begun school. Every day millions of people turn to their televisions as a form of escape from the pressures and stress of day to day life. The television, to them, serves the purpose of entertaining them for a half hour or an hour at a time.
Intensely detailed and historically accurate costume dramas, fly-on-the-wall documentaries all feed information into a person’s brain. Television can be very entertaining and can make you laugh, which inevitably lowers stress levels. Television can also give families something to bond over. Since the invention of the home television, TV time has become a crucial part in every day household life. While there is certainly nothing inherently wrong with TV, there is something wrong with how much television children watch and what effect this has on their lives.
Many people view television as a very positive form of entertainment, as it is without a doubt the most popular kind in the world. There are also those people who say that television is going to be the downfall of our society and we are becoming much to dependent on it. Television allows the viewer to leave their everyday life and enter into a world full of fun, adventure, and even love. Television is now used by many children for educational purposes. Everyone has seen at least a little of Barney, a show that helps kids learn the alphabet and many life lessons as well.
This normally includes exciting and "saucy" scenes. TV nowadays is a huge icon to children as this influences them more than anything. They enjoy programs such as "Power Rangers" which teach them to fight whenever in trouble. The acting seems so realistic to the children that they imitate it, causing violence. But Parents are unaware that children react to TV in such a way.
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.
Education Through The Television "TV is justly called `the boob tube'." I disagree, in my opinion, television has many positive and informational uses. Television is now being used more in school because it is proven that students remember and comprehend better than from a regular class lecture. Television has always been good for spreading the news of current world events but it is now being used for more educational and informational documentaries. Television is becoming more and more an educational essential for children.
The time spent in front of a television continues to grow with each generation. The number of hours a child spends in front of a television is rapidly overtaking even the number of hours that they will spend in school. Included in their weekly television viewing are an extraordinary amount of commercial messages. Before entering school, young children will have formed many of their beliefs of what is good by the commercials they have viewed. Due to the number of hours spent watching television, advertisers use the concept of repetition to "promote goods, services, ideas, images, issues, people, and indeed anything that the advertiser wants to publicize or foster" (Pride & Ferrell 1).
There so many advantages and disadvantages to watching television. Television helps people be prepared. It brings awareness, entertainment, relaxation. One needs to know responsibility of doing everything in moderation and this includes watching television. With one click or point of a button the world expands enormously.
I think television is a very positive addition to our lives. As a child I learned many things from watching television. The good that television brings to a child life is absolutely incredible. However we all should be mindful of what we watch. On the contrary, each coin has two sides, it depends on the individuals which side they choose.