From technological points of view, we are in a marvelous age. Nowadays, TV as a product of technology has turned to an integral part of our lives. This issue that “TV has bad effects on children “is a controversial one and can be approached from different angles due to its complexity; but in my opinion, a closer examination reveals that new generation is growing up addicted to the TV as it has never been truer than it is today . Especially, it has very bad effects on children.
We can consider negative effects of TV on children in many aspects. First of all, it is bad for their health; second, it is harmful for their minds and it plays destructive role of their values. My arguments for these reasons are listed as follows. First of all, when they watch TV for long hours, they do not get a lot of physical exercise. Often, they eat snacks such as cookies, potato chips and so on while watching TV.
Meanwhile, they need to get a lot of exercises and play active games. They also need to eat healthy and energetic foods like peanut and fresh fruits. Hence, watching television does not encourage any of these. Second, when all their free time is regulated by the ‘goggle box’, they would be encouraged by passive enjoyment. They become content with second – hand experiences. Little by little, TV cuts them off from the real world and also desecrates their creativities.
Thus, it will be difficult for the society to keep pace with its demands and maintain high standards of an advanced one in the future. The last but certainly not least, research has proved that children are exposed to huge information which just some of them is educational and they do not always understand the difference. For instance, television can have serious sexual content and much violence which could not be good for innocent young minds. Thus, if children learn about adult topics from TV, they will have a distorted view of the world.
After all, it can be concluded that although advantages of TV are so significant such as educating and entertaining programs, they can not overshadow its disadvantages and so it should not be a big part of any child’s life.