Negative Effects of Television

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Negative Effects of Television

By | October 2008
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Introduction:
The machine that people call television is a receiver between a broadcast and the audience. In today’s society, television is the largest part of the public media; it has also become a major industry all over the world.Because of its technical developments, television has come to dominate our lifes. Television is used in many industries such as the health and education industries. Nowadays, people can find at least one television in almost every home. That machine has control over people and their lives. The effects of television have been researched many times over the years. There are positive and negative effects of watching television, but overall, its effect is negative. The biggest negative implication of television is on health, the second most important effect is on families, especially children and young people, the final negative implication of television is on leisure activities. Negative effects of television on health:

In today’s society people become addicted to television. They believe they have to watch certain television series and television shows such as continuous series, soap operas. This dependence could cause serious health problems such as obesity and diabetes. These health problems can be seen especially in children. Firstly, obesity has been rising since the early 1960s. Obesity could be caused by behavioral, environmental and social aspects (Arnas, 2006). Television is related with all these three points. Television, with advertisements, could change people’s behavior then change the eating habits. As a, social factor, television series and shows could change people’s eating customs as well. Researcher’s found that, most of the food advertisements in television, are not about healthy foods with high nutrition levels, but they are all about unhealthy food with high levels of fat and sugar (Arnas, 2006). Television advertisements directly affect the eating habits of a person. So these unhealthy foods could cause obesity....