Children that are exposed to educational programs are more likely to adapt to what they are watching. Nevertheless, if children are not supervised correctly by their parents they can switch what they watch and they may be exposed to some channels or TV shows that are not age appropriate. Sometimes, parents let their children watch TV so that they will be quiet, this way, parents can concentrate on other things. But, if the child starts learning things from channels like MTV and SPIKE Television, then a lot of problems can be developed in this child’s future. Although TV shouldn’t be banned, it should be, at least, limited and exposed with parental supervision.
Watching television has always been considered as something harmful for children. For me, watching television is one of the most values for children. When children stay in front of the television for several hours, they are most likely to decrease their attention span especially when it pertains to their studies. Because watching Television is not so bored like reading books. And they also can absorb many information from Television.
There are many different views on how society teaches children. The views that I have come upon are from personal experience and knowledge. The negative outcome of the commercialization of childhood is that when kids are watching these television networks, they are consumed by the commercials that are presented by the television networks. Yes, there are some positive aspects in maturing for children who watch TV like learning how our society works. I also believe that the positive aspects of materialization of childhood are that they are more knowledgeable at a young age because children who were born twenty years ago didn’t get the same values like the kids do today.
TITLE That is a story about one of my little cousin Carine, who used to watch a lot of sexuality shows on television when she was fifteen years old. At that age, she was still considering as a kid. For example, she was all the time watching the TV show “ 16 and pregnant ”. She watched it and after try to do the same thing with her boyfriend at that age. Finally she got pregnant at seventeen years old and her parents got really upset and decided to stop paying her school.
We have all heard the saying “watching too much television is going to rot your brain”, well it may actually be true. Television has attracted viewers of all ages since broadcasting began in the 1940s. The possible dangers associated with watching too much television has been a concern among the scientific community since the beginning of television. In addition, pediatricians have voiced their concern, stating that television is detrimental to cognitive development and academic achievement (Gentile et al, 2004). Furthermore, TV can reduce your level of intelligence, harm your ability to concentrate and increase the risk of neurodegenerative brain disorders (Miller-McCune.com).
Effect of television on children Television is an important way to convey information,however as children spend more time in contact with the television now than before their physical development has suffered. Parents are mostly to blame for this problem become some parents think that the time their children spend watching TV is beneficial, while others think that it is unproductive. There are some good reasons to explain why it is negative for children, such as deteriorating health and overall development. Television adversely affects child’s health, as children spend less time playing sports and doing physical activities when watching TV instead. Generally children lack self-control and they are not aware of the consequences of inactively (Pappas, T 2009 ).
Television is having a negative effect on our children. Our children would rather watch television than to go outside and interact with their friends. They put television before homework, chores and doing any other activity that would require them to move away from the television. School work suffers and the child begins to start to lose attention in school and their grades reflect the same. Once they get behind in school, it can be a very hard task to get them back up to speed again.
In which, sometimes, she would go two or three days without eating or would feel too fat after going a day with only one apple, worried family members and friends. Gabby, after an eye-opening experience with her father, discovered she hated herself and because of that she had become anorexic. This story takes a micro-level orientation tact of the Symbolic-Interaction Paradigm because it shows that the cause of the young Gabby's anorexia was her need to please the crowd because of her interaction with the society within her school. John J. Macionis' book entitled "Sociology" (the sixth edition) states that society is constructed "Through the human process of finding meaning in our surroundings, we define our identities, rights, and obligations toward others." Gabby felt that she needed to
CMSP 108 30 March 2006 Toddlers Watching Television General Purpose: To persuade. Specific Purpose: At the conclusion of my speech my audience will be compelled to eliminate television viewing from all children less than two years of age. Central Idea: If children younger than two years of age do not watch television they will have better attention spans as they mature. Introduction If a 2 year old had an eye injury and may never see again unless he received eye drops for one month, we would severely scrutinize the parent that complained they were “just too busy to keep up with eye drops”, and that would be neglect. If a 3 year old couldn’t walk and the parents responded to both professional and parental advice with a relaxed sense of optimism and refused any follow up or physical therapy that would be neglect.
Children may try to imitate the same violent actions they see on TV, which can lead to injuring themselves or others. Keeping our children away from television will help guard our kids from bad language, wrong influences, and brutal content. Second, television isn’t beneficial for children since it diverts their attention from accomplishing other responsibilities and activities. Waiting to see what’s on the next episode of their favorite channel sometimes becomes more important than taking care of their responsibilities. For instance, it is nearly impossible to get homework accomplished while sitting in front of the TV.