Russel G. Manlongat Myleen Calimlim
BSBSM II-2 (1ST-SHIFT) ENGLISH 103 INSTRUCTOR
Today television has become a very important part of our daily lives, but particularly so in the lives of children. As we are aware, these days the greater majority of families, in many parts of the world, have access to this kind of technology.
Television is a very powerful and effective modern phenomenon which can influence the shaping of the future for many generations of children in many parts of the world.
Children imitate the action, the spoken word and/or the personality they may happen to be watching, therefore, its influence cannot be underestimated, regardless of the circumstances which the child may happen to be in. This influence can be categorized as either 'good' or 'bad' for the future development of these children.
Parents and guardians have a major role to play in deciding what channel or program their child can watch, for how long and what part of the day. All these factors are important in deciding the shape of a child's future within any environment.
Positive and Negative Aspects
Not long ago, the majority of countries had only one or two television channels, not just that, but the viewing time was limited as well as the transmission itself was restricted to a number of hours per day/night.
Today, there are a large number of television channels, and some of these channels specialize in children programs only. Many of these children's TV channels broadcast from early hours of the morning to late evening (or even on 24 basis), to the extent that large number of children find it difficult to break the habit of not missing a number of favorite programs.
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