Television And Its Effects On Children And Adults Essay

748 Words Sep 24th, 2015 3 Pages
Does every aspect that television involve vile? Should people completely avoid television as Karen Springen’s daughter, Jazzy, did? That is, as the mother of Jazzy and Gigi, Karen Springen, did, should parents not allow their kids to watch television? Should parents, similarly to Springen, say, “We don’t allow our kids to watch TV. Period[?]” Even though there are educational channels that can actually benefit children and adults in their academics, should children and adults avoid watching these educational programs solely because televisions display them? Should people who receive spiritual enhancements through helpful spiritual programs stop watching these encouraging programs because the television broadcast them? As the picture on the side (figure 1) depicts, would it be appropriate to conclude that all television is evil, in spite of all the informative news coverage? Although there is “toxic media”, as Wendy Kaminer negatively defined television’s media, television can actually be positive. By viewing educational, spiritual, and informative programs in moderation, television can be beneficial. Educationally, television is favorable to the young and the old. With young students, the NHSA Dialog has provided positive reports on young students concerning their educational literacy. According to the journal, there are drastic improvements in literacy by those that watch educational programs via television, that is, “educational programming can improve certain…

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