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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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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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    Television can be bad for you in some instances just like anything else. This depends on what you are watching specifically. Television can all so be very educational and stimulating for your brain. TV can bring upon many emotions that are great when you just want to feel something. Sometimes I feel as if i have learned a lot more from watching TV than i have learned at school.
     
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    Honestly, TV can be both harmful and not. Harmful as in some shows are inappropriate. A lot of shows do contain mature content, which includes sexual intercourse, murder, and other shows meant for adults. However...sometimes children can't help it but let their curiosity take over them. While it is true that those shows can cause harm to children, others are pretty good. For example, the show, Criminal Minds, is a great mystery show. It really can teach people about what FBIs do. Additionally, they show brings people along with their journey of solving crimes. Yes, it does include violence and some mature content, there is not a lot so this could be a great show to ease kids into reality.
     
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    I do think television is bad, but acceptable. All films are bad because something malicious has to happen, something dramatic in order to be worth watching. Television encourages people to act upon things they might not have if they hadn't watch that one "show" or one "movie". Films can manipulate you into thinking a certain way without even realizing. This may seem threatening, but at the end of the day TV is entertaining, and can fill in during a boring time. I believe that as long as an individual is strong enough to stand firm in what they believe, they will be fine.
     
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    Yes and no. I think more quality over quantity comes in- schools have no problem showing hours of educational film, but it comes down to what is educational, and what is okay for what age level. Is enjoyment really watching R rated movies, or something that is not a documentary? I think it is okay to create an environemtn where binge watching isn't everything.
     
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    I think balance is key when doing anything and that includes watching TV. With that being said TV is not bad for you as alot of us get our entertainment from watching different shows however it can become bad when your life starts to become centered around these shows to the point where a person would prefer to constantly stay home and miss work or important events. TV can be good with regards to helping kids learn as there are many shows on for viewing that can teach kids the letters of the alphabet or how to count. So I think the pros of watching TV outweigh the cons hence TV is more good than bad for you.
     
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    Television programs such as current events, news, and historical programming can help viewers to be more aware of other cultures and people. I also beleive its very important to verify the information you get from TV from reputable sources.
     

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