Reaction Paper

752 WordsJun 4, 20124 Pages
Reaction Paper Assignment Several years ago the TV Turnoff Network (now defunct) used an article, Warning: Too Much TV is Hazardous to Your Health, to encourage people to refrain from watching television for a week. Today I will be discussing my reaction towards this article. According to this article, most American’s watch more than 4 hours of television per day. In my opinion 4 hours of television is 3 hours to many. There are so many other wonderful things you could be doing instead of being plastered on the couch watching television. Watching television is a problem because it takes away from family time, develops bad habits, takes away from brain development, and also physical activity. This article titled Warning: Too Much TV is Hazardous To Your Health point’s displays great arguments. This article discusses 4 main topics, which are: TV Undermines Family Time, TV Harms Reading and Academic Performance, TV Encourages Violence—“The Debate is over”, and TV Promotes Sedentary Lifestyles and Obesity. It also displays Fast Facts such as, “By age 18, American children will have seen an average of more than 200,000 acts of violence, including 16,000 murders on television”. These statistics show correlations with the amount of television a person watches, and their likelihood of them committing a violent crime. It is extremely alarming to read about studies that have shown links between watching media violence and committing acts of real violence. This article promotes TV-Turnoff Tips. For example, move your television to a less prominent location, keep the television off during meals, and don’t worry if children claim to be bored…. boredom passes and often leads to creativity. These are just some of the tips this article presents its audience with. While growing up, I was never really exposed to watching television because my family did not have one. So I know

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