WRITING TASK 2: DISCUSSION+OPINION ESSAY- MEDIA AND ADVERTISEMENTPosted by Anureet on September 29, 2021 at 1:10 PM
Some people believe that what children watch on Television influences their behaviour. Others say that amount of time spent watching television influences their behaviour. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
MemberSeptember 29, 2021 at 1:48 PM130 Network PointsActivity Points 950
In some people’s opinion kids behavior these days is getting impacted by the television while others believe that the impact on kids behavior by television is proportionally equivalent to the time they are watching it. I believe both are correct with their opinions because television has an impact on daily life of kids no matter how much time spent on it or what has been liked by them.
To begin with i would like to highlight that television has a huge impact on our lives irrespective of any age group. Children at a small age they are tend to learn faster and they grab positive and negative both by watching television even in small time. Kids do not understand whatever is shown on television is not for real instead it is all scripted and they start adopting the things. For instance some of kids they love watching super heroes on tv and they believe those super heroes are for real and as result kids start acting like super heroes, they copy those characters and slowly it impacts their regular behavior also.
Some kids who are on television for a longer time will certainly have a major impact on their behavior because its not just kids are learning from the super heroes they start living with them and kids start believing them as part of their lives. Good or bad habits of their favorite characters make a strong place in their mind and they are completely jeopardized. Kids might become more aggressive or more caring or many be they start to have a negative feeling for the parents or family because they are influenced by the television character they watch the most.
In conclusion i would say television put a major impacts on kids behavior irrespective of any age or the time they are watching. What kids are watching also an important factor to hypnotize kids’s mind and in result it impacts kids behavior and thought process both.
MemberSeptember 29, 2021 at 2:32 PM100 Network PointsActivity Points 2380
It is considered by many people that what children watch on Television effects their behavior and others believed that the duration of watching Television effects them more. In my opinion, the content of the Television program can more influences the children’s behavior.
On the one hand, children are easily manipulated by advertisements they see on the Television, for example, they demand from their parents what they have seen on it and sometimes we come to know some children involved in crime after watching a few crime shows. Nowadays Television contains much-uncensored material which also impacts children’s mental health. It will cause for aggressive and violent behavior to the children.
On the other hand, children’s physical and mental health are adverse effects due to watching Television. Children’s eyes are effecting due to flashlight which comes from Television and it results as eyes pain or decrease in eyesight. These days we can see many small children having spectacular because of this. Moreover, if children watch television for a long time it brings backache problems for the children as well. Additionally, children become obese in the present day and least bother about outdoor sports activities which result as obstacle to the physical growth.
In conclusion, I would like to say though both the aspects have their own implication, I believe that contents of the Television programs matter on children’s behavior . So, in my opinion, some parental control should be there and parents should apply child lock feature on Television and aware to their children about the hazardous impact of Television and encourage them to outdoor sports activities.
MemberOctober 1, 2021 at 11:05 AM140 Network PointsActivity Points 1490
Some people hold the opinion that children’s mindset and behavior gets impacted by what they watch on the television. On the other hand, some believe that the amount of time spent on watching television has a major impact on them. Both the opinions are correct in my view and this essay will further enlighten the view points.
People get influenced by what they see and perceive. With the advancement of technology, televisions have become a prominent and fascinating source of entertainment, especially for children, who can be found spending most of their leisure time, watching their favorite shows on television. As a result, the shows and characters can have a significant influence on children’s naive minds. They might develop some of the traits of their favorite characters, could be negative or positive, resulting in problematic outcomes. For instance, some years ago, it was reported by a lot of concerned parents that their children were getting influenced by a cartoon character ‘Shinchan’ who seemed to have a problematic personality, resulting in ban and censorship of the cartoon in a lot of countries. This is one aspect on how television can have adverse effects on children.
On the other hand, spending more time on watching television than required, can also lead to drastic effects, including health and behavioral issues. Spending greater times on TV can lead to eye strain due to harmful radiations emitted by the TV screens, which is one aspect. If not provisioned, they might access problematic shows, not meant for their age, having adverse effects on their minds. Children should be prohibited from spending too much time on televisions, as this might lead them to getting addicted to TVs, affecting their studies, health and mind. The more they will spend time on television, the more they will drift apart from their personal life.
Televisions are one of the greatest inventions of mankind and an excellent source of entertainment. But having too much of anything, can lead to degrading effects, especially for young minds. Therefore, children need to be supervised and taken care of, when it comes to what and for how long they are watching television, to prevent any sort of negative outcome.