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Do you believe television is bad for you?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Rochelle Kirkpatrick, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. TaguroPart3

    TaguroPart3 New Member

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    I do. There is radiation that is being emitted by televisions which may be harmful to us, just like smartphones. Another reason is that watching television can be addicting for some. By that, people may not be able to get enough sleep, lose social interaction, and may not even be able to eat a healthy diet or eat at the right time of the day.
     
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    Watching TV by itself is not really bad, as long as you do it in moderation. The problem with TV is that you basically watch everything that is being shown to you, a lot of which is just lies or false information.

    Also, watching TV a lot makes people lazy. Instead of doing something productive, it is a lot easier to just lie down, munch on goodies and click the remote. Of course, it doesn’t affect everyone this way, but I personally choose to not watch TV at all, just in case.

    On the side note, the internet today is spreading just as many lies and false information as the TV does, if not more. It’s a scary time to live in.
     
  3. chinita1208

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    In reality watching TV for a long hour is really bad for us specially when you are always on the couch and doing nothing. It could turn you become overweight but if it’s just for a short period and watching your favorite shows to relax I think it’s fine.

    And for our children, we should know what kind of shows they are watching, they shouldn’t watch shows that is not suitable for their age and must stick with the shows that they can be learned.
     
  4. Yakubu Ibrahim

    Yakubu Ibrahim New Member

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    I support “hatterasfish” because it is not all television station that shows indecent films. Some television stations are even religious stations which I believe if your children are used to it, they will be well trained trough it.
    Some television stations major priority is to train the kids, so all the time; they do educative programs like cartoons to educate the kids. So let your children used to those stations.
     
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    Victor Cheruiyot New Member

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    TV is an important tool of information and can either shape the character of the society either in positive or negative way. As a husband and a father I have to take charge of my family and come up with a solution concerning TV in my home,We agreed that explicit and immoral programmes shall not be watched at any time,Also the duration should be managed. There are severe effects on our body parts especially the brain.people's cognitive function including the speed at which they processed information, their verbal memory and executive function — a number of mental skills that help people plan, organize and pay attention are affected when a person gets glued on TV for a long period of time.
     
  6. Moldovan Eliza

    Moldovan Eliza New Member

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    Hey there! Well, I think that TV can be a bad thing for you if you can not control the programs you are watching on TV (like Divertisment Shows that only make you waste your time with no reason etc.). If it takes too much time in your daily routine to watch TV, than it surely is a bad thing for you.

    On the other hand, if you have a restricted limit for using TV (one or two hours a day) and you watch only programs for educational purposes (for example you watch history channel, or culture programs or other channels that help you improve your level of knowledge) than you can not say that TV is bad for you, it actually helps you to get more useful information that help you on long term.
     
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    It really depends on the content. I am aware that television shows that offer no intellect, growth, education or substance are not good to watch all the time. Reality TV shows that display violence, rude and lewd behavior, illegal activity or antisocial activities can be harmful if the viewer decides to mainly or only watch those programs. I'm not a social scientist however I do believe that seeing negative behaviours being displayed and rewarded can be harmful over time, letting us believe that not only is this an accepted way of behaving but also that it is a common way of conducting oneself.
     
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    I personally believe television is not bad. Even though there are a lot of bad things on TV nowadays. There is also a lot of good things as well. You can also learn a lot from TV now. Television can teach you a lot of useful stuff. So I believe TV can benefit you in many ways.
     

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