The Effects Of Television On Children And Parents Essay

789 Words Mar 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Television, Friend or Foe Television has been around for while and it honestly I can say it is still a fundamental item in most families around the world. Even though television has change over time, I believe that families have learned the advantages and disadvantages of having this type of technology at home. According to the article “Altered States: How Television Changes Childhood” by Joshua Meyrowitz, the author states how the television has affected the relationship between parents and their children. After reading the article I notice how Meyrowitz focus mostly on the negative aspects of the effects of television, which is not at all true. Although I don’t completely disagree with the author opinion I wish he could have bee more specific explaining both sides of the story. When I say both sides of the story I am refereeing of the positive effects television have. Personally I am living prove that television can have a negative but also positive change on children and parents. First of all growing up as the only boy in my family was a very lonely experience not just because I was the only boy but because I was the youngest and all my sisters were at least 6 to 10 years older than me. The only distraction I had was watching television most of the time during my childhood. I know the article “Altered States” basically stated that parents aren’t aware of what their children are watching on television and may affect them negatively since they can be exposed to…

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