Television And Its Effects On Children Essay

1557 Words Jul 4th, 2016 null Page
Within the last few decades, children have been dramatically socialized by one thing in particular: television. Over the generations technology has seemed to have taken over and in today’s society, television and technology seem to be the key concept to keeping a child busy throughout hours of the day. The effects that television can have a child varies. Projecting the wrong image, projecting violence, and giving the latest “trends” all factor into a child’s developing brain. In 1945, the pollster George Gallup asked Americans, "Do you know what television is?" Now virtually every American home has at least one television set, and the average set is on almost 7 hours a day. Within the 7 hours that a child is sitting in front of the television allowing their brain to soak in the toxic reflections of a violent television show or movie, they could be reading a book or spending time outdoors with an activity. The most recent study of the effect that television has on children is the study of the developing antisocial behavior. It is easy to get caught up in a TV show and not converse with friends or other people in public. An alternative to sitting and watching television all day is for a parent to sign their child onto community activities such as sports, clubs, church activities, girl scouts, boy scouts, etc. These conversing activities keeps the child’s social ability strong and could lessen self-esteem issues from not interacting with other children or people…

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