Katelin Knowles Ms. Hannaford English II -5th hour 06 December 2012 How Television Violence Negatively Affects Children Many adults urge for children to watch more hours per week of educational programming, while others assert that zero hours of television is the best solution (Alfred I.). Even though the best solution is for children to not watch television until after the age of seven, because by then they will know the difference between right and wrong. Children develop heroism from watching children’s shows. Also because even children’s educational shows have violence in them and when children see repeated amounts of violence it will affect them into using violence as a way to solve problems, television violence sometimes begs for imitation (Alfred I.). Due to the excessive amount of violence on television, desensitization (the process of reducing of sensitivity) is something that more and more children are starting to experience.
In this essay I will be talking about how children are affected by television. Although many parents these days do not want their children to watch television, there are a lot of educational shows available today. Many parents may not want their children to watch modern television, and I would have to tell those parents that there are some shows out there these days that are very educational and they are aimed towards the young. Watching the educational cartoons can be very helpful for a child’s mind. There can be positive results emotionally, physically, and psychologically.
There are less children outside playing and more children inside sitting in front of televisions, video games, computers or just laying around in their houses doing nothing at all. Family behavior is another leading cause of childhood obesity. Parental behavior patterns are the main cause of the problem. Children learn from what they see. Parents who have poor shopping, cooking, eating and exercise habits show their children that their way of life is okay, when it, in fact, is not.
How Too Much Television Can Harm a Child’s Development Whitney Koblitz COM/156 April 15, 2012 William Duliere How Too Much Television Can Harm a Child’s Development For the past 20 years, studies have linked excessive TV viewing to childhood obesity, poor brain development, lagging educational performance, sleep disturbances and diminished physical activity (Is Television Harmful For Children?, 2010). Children are very impressionable, so sitting in front of a television for long periods of time can have a negative outcome. While a child’s brain is being molded, they are more susceptible to act out learned behaviors from their favorite television shows. Parents have the responsibility to mold their child’s brain and not have it rot out from too much exposure to television. Children's television viewing should be limited to less than 2 hours a day in order to avoid too many negative effects.
“I hate homework!” Many kids across the country feel this strongly about doing homework. They would rather be playing with friends, watching television, playing video games, reading a good book, or just about anything else. I do not think that students should not have a lot of homework. Many kids don’t have a lot of time to do school homework because of out of school activities like sports and instruments. A lot of parents make their children do sports and they have to practice to get better.