Television Harmful to Students Essay

613 Words Apr 6th, 2012 3 Pages
Television Harmful to Students’ Academic Potential
As children, we have highly impressionable minds and ambitions. Therefore, their minds are still in the stages of setting up foundations for knowledge and intrigue and it is crucial that children are raised with the compassion for schoolwork and a habit for excellent work ethics. This is important because, even in today’s society, so many
American children watch television habitually in an unhealthy manner and spend an increasing number of hours in stead of more constructive activities. Television is precarious to a students’ potential for education because it consumes precious time that could be spent on schoolwork, encourages inactivity and procrastination and promotes
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Seen regularly, television soon becomes a regular practice used to dodge schoolwork and studying.
Lastly, with over ninety channels on the television, children are subjected to a myriad of images, themes, and languages that are often unsuitable for their age level.
Inappropriate themes can encourage aggressive or brash behavior, and obscene or

frightening images can stir up nightmares in children. I remember as a child seeing the
Hitchcock movie, Marnie. There was a scene where the protagonist was caught in terrorizing struggle with another violent man with explosions of the color red everywhere emulating blood. As of now it doesn’t seems so scary, but as a child with a vast imagination, I often found myself with nightmares of the scene of simple violence.
Unsuitable images and vile slanders can result in a demeanor and habit for cursing, and although this may not have an immediate cost on their education, it will certainly cause problems with the students’ behavior as well as attitude.
Although television is seen as a convenient method to distract children and loosen up, television is precarious to a students’ potential for education because it consumes precious time that could be spent on schoolwork, promotes inappropriate themes, and encourages inactivity and procrastination. In the United States today, television can be seen at the

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