Television is one of the greatest achievements of the twentieth century. Mass can easily access it hence influencing society instantaneously. Television may provide unrealistic messages such as violent ideas. So does television only have its bad sides?
Firstly, television helps us to learn more about the world and to know and see many new things. Television can often present information to us in a more effective way than books can. For example when the national servicemen are required to report unexpectedly, their code names are flashed through the television throughout the whole of Singapore. Thus, information can be sent throughout the country more effectively and faster using the television.
Secondly, television has increased the popularity of sports, arts and entertainment. Television is a good way to relax, enjoy and learn. For example, after a stressful weekend, students wind down and watch the television during the weekends. Thus television is an alternate way to entertain people.
There are some people who are against television as they think that it is harmful because in some cae television can make us addictive. For example, if we enjoy a programme, we will try to watch the next episode no matter what. This means that people may end up watching too much television. Thus the television makes some people addicted and avoid doing other stuff.
Television also encourages us to buy things that we do not need. It takes time away from reading, going sports, meeting people and etc. Television makes people violent. Many parents use television to calm their children. They put their children in front of the TV set. They do not care whether it exposes children to rubbish. They see scenes of violence. This will make the children want to imitate the scene and may end up getting hurt. Thus television can sometimes sent a wrong message.
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