Some people believe that television is a powerful educational tool. Other people believe that television is nothing more than mindless entertainment and should be discouraged. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Discuss both views and give your own opinion. Provide examples and supporting evidences to back up your opinion on this subject.

Television is a versatile form of media that presents us
information
from all around the world. Owing to
this
, many people seen it as an informative tool to provide education. Whereas,
other
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others
believe that it promotes irrelevant and absurd content which is not entertaining at all. In my view,
TV set
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a TV set
the TV set
is more than a source of entertainment; it can prove to be beneficial if used in a good
way
. There are several reasons why people consider it senseless form of entertainment is that there are many shows that are aired on some channels, whose sole purpose is to attract large number of viewers. In order to achieve
this
, they go beyond certain extent and broadcast ridiculous content.
This
type of content is not beneficial for children in any
way
.
For instance
, many reality shows include excess drama and comedy to attract more audience in order to increase their video rating point.
Secondly
, other learning methods can be adopted
instead
of a TV set.
For example
, a newspaper provides detailed
instruction whereas
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instruction, whereas
news channels only broadcast brief
information
. By and large, it is evident from the above arguments that television is not a viable medium to acquire education
information
.
On the other hand
, Television offers a range of educational channels and that too are in multiple languages, which provides in-depth detail of any subject.
Moreover
, numerous quiz shows are telecast to
enhances
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enhance
general knowledge of children. Discovery channel,
for
instance is
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instance, is
best
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the best way
way
to teach students about nature and animals which help them in their biology lessons. Another benefit of television in
context
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of
education is that being a digital medium, it displays visuals and animations in an appealing
way
so that children can retain and understand them in
long term
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the long term
.
For instance
, by including smart classes in school curriculum helps students to learn any complex topic with the help of animation and cartoons to make it easier to understand. All in all, digital devices can help to develop interest of students by making it more alluring and easy. To conclude, it is true that some channels do not serve the purpose of providing rich
information
to its viewers. But I disagree that it is a mere idiot box, as, it can have multifarious beneficial to students when used as a learning tool.

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