To begin, TV programs reduce the quality of real life (According to the statistics, the average Irish child watches 26 hours a television per week.) In particular, the do this by narrowing people’s outlook, limiting the variety of free time activities, affecting family relations by reducing conversation, and even having an impact on health by discouraging exercise. Secondly, Violence and sex shown on television results in higher rate of crimes and encourages antisocial behavior. This is especially evident in the U.S.A and other western countries. Many criminals confess that their violent actions or attitudes to women were encouraged by TV.
Reality television has taken on a new meaning over the years, it floods our television like a virus and put to question our family values. This paper will provide you with the pros and cons of reality television and how our family viewing habits and values has been compromised due to the viewing of reality television. Can you remember when there was simple family shows as the Brady Bunch and the partridge family which portrayed an functional family that grow up engaging in family time, doing chores and taking time out to do homework. But as times has changed the stupid tube as my grandmother called a television require more than the usual to stay on the network so reality creates more than reality, it creates drama which everyone from adults to pre-teens seem to enjoy. People who occasionally turns on the television, listens to the radio, or opens a newspaper knows that this country has been talking up a storm about the family.
Television has changed the American family life, and for the worse. In some respect the American family has benefited from some aspects of Television. TV has added a bit of community to the household. Families can sit down on a weekly or nightly schedule and enjoy family time with their favorite TV shows. Telecasted sports also provide a common ground of fun for the family.
There have been lots of discussions concerning the means of children’s education. Some people claim that books remain the main source of information. While others argue that television is contributing to children’s development. In my opinion, television can be harmful for young minds. To begin with, it is evident that television contains a great amount of inappropriate material including reality shows or operations reports.
Although we shouldn’t forget the brighter side of these media and their good influence on us, through their educational and entertaining programs, television shows and movies that contain violent action movies, murders, terrors and horrors have been influencing people negatively. In conclusion, it is undeniable truth that TV shows and movies cover educational and entertainment programs that influence people positively; however, their negative influence on people’s behavior is
In my view, though, it is good for eye, hand and brain (thinking) coordination in children, it causes more damage than good to children which I will explain in details as The most downside of it is the obesity and related diseases it causes in children who play video games much more. Playing video games is sedentary activity and does not involve physical exertion. Over the time, children acquire weight and it leads to serious weight gain and subsequent obesity related diseases such as diabetes and heart related diseases which is not good for them. I remember that when I was kid, I used to spend my leisure time with my childhood friends playing KHO-KHO, INDA CHOR, HIDE AND SEEK, SAT-TALI, AND NADI-PARVAT. Also, oftentimes, we would go to our nearby farm by riding a bicycle where we would climb the tress, and go to river to swim.
Teenagers are being made the main ones to suffer from the side effects of technology. According to VGChartz.com, as of December 31, 2011, the U.S. alone sold a total of over 52 million Xbox 360’s and Playstation 3’s. Video games contribute to the downside of technology due to the fact that it requires so much time in front of the television, as to where 20 years ago, children would have rather played because there were pleasure of having a television screen available. Video games, TV, computers and other forms of technology contribute to the fast growing rate of obese children. The government on childhood obesity report that approximately 17% or 12.5 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 is obese.
Television is so addictive that many people waste their lives watching useless garbage programs, instead of going outside, playing sports and even socializingw. Boston university president Dr.Daniel L Marsh predicted, "If the (television) craze continues with the present level of programs, we are destined to have a nation of morons. One of the biggest ill effects of television is that it has contributed to increasing obesity among people. While watching television people tend to consume large amounts of unhealthy food items such as chips and soft drinks. Television is promoting the sedentary lifestyle that people follow and this in turn has contributed to obesity.
Negative Effects of Television Shows on Teenagers Television is one of most influential agents of socialization. A television program provides information about latest news and trends that are going on in today’s world and can affect our attitudes and way of thinking. Through this media, messages of gender roles, values, ideologies, and beliefs are transferred to the society easily. These influential shows can affect every walk of life, especially to teenagers who are easily influenced by what they see in television programs. Television programs is categorized into advertisements, action movies and reality shows.
Research has also shown heavy viewers, which is four or more hours a day, put in less effort at school, have poorer reading skills, play less friendly with friends, have fewer hobbies and activities, and are more likely to be overweight. The American Psychological Association says there are three major effects of watching violence in the media (ex: video games/television) children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others, children may be more fearful of the world around them, and children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or hurtful ways toward others. DOES VIOLENCE IN MEDIA AFFECT CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR