CHILDREN TODAY SPEND MORE TIME WATCHING TELEVISION THAN THEY DID IN THE PAST. DESCRIBE SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF TELEVISION FOR TELEVISION.

NO ONE WOULD DENY THAT CHILDREN OF THESE DAYS ARE MORE ENGAGED IN WATCHING
TELEVISION
THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS FROM DECADES AGO.
ALTHOUGH
THERE ARE BENEFITS OF WATCHING
TELEVISION
FOR CHILDREN, THESE DO NOT COME WITHOUT SOME DRAWBACKS. UNDOUBTEDLY, THERE ARE A WIDE RANGE OF ADVANTAGES OF
TELEVISION
FOR CHILDREN.
FIRST
AND FOREMOST, WATCHING
TV
BROADENS THE YOUNG ONES' KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WORLD.
THAT IS
TO SAY THAT THROUGH
TV
PROGRAMS
SUCH
AS DISNEY WORLD AND NICKELODEON, CHILDREN GET TO LEARN DIFFERENT CULTURES OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.
SECONDLY
, WATCHING
TELEVISION
REINFORCES SKILLS
SUCH
AS TEAMWORK, COMMUNICATION, CONFIDENCE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS IN CHILDREN.
FOR EXAMPLE
, A RECENT SURVEY BY YORK DALE UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT 87% OF PARENTS REPORTED A TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR CHILDREN'S CONFIDENCE AND COMMUNICATION SKILL AFTER SIX MONTHS OF EXPOSURE TO
TV
PROGRAMS. DESPITE THE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH WATCHING
TV
, THERE ARE SOME DISADVANTAGES TO
THIS
. THE MAIN DRAWBACK
THAT IS
RELATED TO WATCHING
TV
IN KIDS IS POOR READING HABIT AND UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
IN OTHER WORDS
, A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF CHILDREN PREFER TO SIT IN FRONT OF THE SCREENS ALL DAY THAN READ THEIR BOOKS OR EXERCISE.
AS A RESULT
,
THIS
HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED THE READING CULTURE AND INCREASED THE RATE OF OBESITY AMONG CHILDREN. A GOOD ILLUSTRATION IS THE RECENT FINDING BY LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE WHICH STATES THAT 69% OF CHILDREN WHO SPEND MORE THAN 3 HOURS WATCHING
TV
IS MORE PRONE TO OBESITY AND OTHER INFLAMMATORY DISEASES. IN CONCLUSION, WHILE WATCHING
TELEVISION
IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR CHILDREN, IT
ALSO
COMES WITH SOME DISADVANTAGES. PARENTS SHOULD DO MORE TO MONITOR AND SUPERVISE THE TIME AND CONTENT OF WHAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE SEEING IN ORDER TO RAISE A RESPONSIBLE FUTURE GENERATION.

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