Television is the dominant source of amusement for present day American children. There is a vast amount of literature professing how media influences children’s beliefs and behavior. As a mother, I refuse to allow a television set to give my son a real world education. Parents, we must take a stand and control the way our youth views media to allow for a positive and healthy childhood. One way to reduce the impact of television on children is offering less TV in the home.
Children do.” By childfrienly.org is why parents should influence their children positively instead of negatively. Several arguments can be made on the topic that Television is playing a good or bad role in the society, but “most of the philosophers, social scientists, and critics have agreed that Television is playing a fundamental role in the development of violence in society.” Television has had an unpleasant effect on the daily lives of the greater population with sex drugs and immoralities, but it has also had its pleasant effects. So stop watching so much TV and start living, there is way more to life then movies and video games.
I find it interesting working education that students can learn all the lyrics to a song by watching a music video. But if you ask a student to read they claim it’s too complicated. Marvin Minsky once said “Imagine what if would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know”. It is time for society to watch less television and include more family time in our daily routines; in order to instill those traditional moral and values that the media has stolen from us.
The Effects of Television Upon American Morality During the Past Twenty Years The invention of the television, made by the collective work of inventors and engineers, has made a big impact on the lives of millions. However, this impact has not always been positive. Television’s potential to connect, educate, and inform is often over-shadowed by the lack of individual responsibility in using this modern day miracle, therefore causing its impact on society to appear negative (Hick, 1). Television has pushed the boundaries of societal values over the last twenty years, leading to the changes in norms and tolerance for different behaviors. It desensitizes humans to violence, sexual content, and crude or racist jokes.
Although television do have some negative aspect which affect the child development but I believe it’s important to tell viewers especially parents how to use television positively to help their children as it’s hard to avoid television. This topic interest me because people always just talk about the negative effects of TV on children where there are more positive effects. I would like to raise the concept to the parents how they can use TV as a tool to educate children. As parents have little concept of the benefits so it is important for them to recognise. The most important issue addressed in this topic is people especially parents believe that television is not good for their children and they try their best that children don’t watch television by doing this they neglect the benefits of television.
This habit has negative effect on our perceptions, behaviors and how we interact with each other. Our reality and social understanding has also been altered by the visual imagery. How have we allowed television to replace our traditional culture? The technology components of visual culture are what we used to determine how advance our society is. In today’s society technology is in many aspects such as communication, production and marketing.
Being traumatized when watching television isn’t always scary. It can sometimes be sexual. An intimate scene in a movie can show children thi... ... middle of paper ... ...f the television was gone people would tend to be more active, not only with themselves but with their children as well. If someone kid wanted to play catch, instead of being lazy and sitting watching a show the parent would have the opportunity to do so with their child. A world without television would make America a better place.
It is an undeniable fact that, television acts as a very powerful tool of controlling our mind. Since the television first appeared in the early 20th century, it has impacted people's lives for many generations. The information that we obtain from various TV programs impinges on our individualities in some way. Namely television has become the most powerful tool which can insensibly convert the manner in which viewers think and experience. When the television is becoming a part of social culture, people are unwittingly get stuck and spend more spare time on watching TV.
For television, it can affect our viewing behavior and social attitudes. The media exaggerates reality in gender roles, the middle class unfairly represented, and a disproportion of demographics. Furthermore, television images cultivate our social attitudes in materialism, stereotypes, and violence. Materialism in television is mostly due to ads. In the 21st century, more people are able to own a television creating more viewers television programming and advertising.
Hence, some psychologists believe that television is one of the worst inventions of modern times. This paper aims to provide some information about the disadvantages of TV as well as its negative impacts on children based on some published papers in the... ... middle of paper ... ...Consequently, parents should control the channels that their children like to watch. Conclusion Although television is one of the most useful tools for entertaining children, the inappropriate and excessive use of TV may bring on some disastrous consequences for them. Based on recent studies, there is a positive association between watching TV and prevalence of physical and social problems. Some problems associated with incorrect use of TV includes obesity, eating disorders, adverse effects on children’s eyesight, increase of violence and aggressive behaviors among children, children’s social isolation as well as their tendency to use tobacco products and alcohol.