Television at Its Worst
Mr. Stevenson has just come home from a terrible tiring day at work. The first thing he does, after taking off his tie and shoes, is plop down on the couch and turn on the television. Does this sound like a normal routine? It should because Mr. Stevenson’s actions are repeated by millions around the world. People use television to relax and to forget about their daily troubles. However, what started out decades ago as an exciting, new type of family entertainment is currently being blamed for problems, especially in children. Many researches now claim that too much television is not good for kids. They have a point; watching too much TV often does have negative effects on youngsters.
One negative effect of TV on kids is laziness. It has too many channels with different kind of entertainment, which keep children sitting in front of the television for a long period of time. At times they will eat in front of the TV, making their food not digest properly, which leads to being overweight. For example, my cousin who is 5 years old, however, her parents are too busy working and have no time looking after him. They let him at home with his babysitter, thus, he spends all day long sitting in front the TV watching cartoon films. He starts to watch TV after school, he eats in front the TV, then he laying down in the couch and still watching his favorites programs. As a result he score could be lower than others because he does not spend time to do his homework. Furthermore, watching too much television makes children overweight, stress and causes many other issues with the eyes such as being short sighted or long sighted.
Another problem with TV watching and kids is that children may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is not. Whatever happens on the screen, kids would do the same actions from whatever they saw on their TV screen because they try to imitate their character on the tv. Children sometimes believe...
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