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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Past GT essay - Some people think that watching TV programmes can help children’s development while others disagree. What is your opinion?

Watching TV programs can help children’s development in both positive and negative ways. If there is a limit to the number of hours a child sits in front of TV and a control over the type of channels a child is exposed to, then TV can be very good. However, if children watch too much TV and if they are allowed to watch almost any type of program then TV can be detrimental for them.

Television definitely has its good side.  It can be entertaining and educational, and can open up new worlds for children, giving them a chance to travel the globe, learn about different cultures, and gain exposure to ideas they may never encounter in their own community.  Shows with a pro-social message can have a positive effect on children’s behavior; programs with positive role models can influence them to make positive lifestyle changesThe opponents may say that there are plenty of different medium of information such as books, magazines, teachers etc. But, in our modern world children must learn faster and use all contemporary technologies in order to succeed in competition.

On the other hand, watching too much TV can be very harmful. The major hazard is a matter of what children watch. There are many contents that are unsuitable for young people, like violence or porn. These can badly disturb a process of mental development and make children less sensitive. Secondly, television may affect students' schoolwork. Many students spend most time watching TV in the night although they have a lot of homework to do. Some young people even watch TV until midnight. Therefore, it not only affects their work, but also influences their spirits and physical strength. In the morning, students may feel sleepy in class.

Finally, the most serious problem is that television viewing may affect young people's health. It not only affects their eyesight but also leads them to be obese. Children who watch TV are more likely to be inactive and tend to snack while watching TV. On top of that, many TV ads encourage unhealthy eating habits.  After-school TV ads target children with ads for unhealthy foods and beverages, like fast food and sugary drinks.

In conclusion, I pen down saying that, it is really important to watch TV properly. Only when children’s TV programs are chosen wisely and watched moderately, can they benefit them in positive ways. Therefore, parents should take the responsibility and supervise their children’s TV watching activities.

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