The Effects Of Television On Society

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We live in a society that praises individuality and freedom and therefore to most people it is a scary thought that an outside source, such as the media has such a large effect on our lives ( 2011). The first paragraph will talk about violence the emotional responsiveness to real life violence and increased aggressive behavior. Television is the cause of most the violence in the world. The next paragraph is the effects on a healthy child 's brain development the way a child 's brain develop and how it effects childhood obesity. Children with TV in there room are more likely to become this way then one who doesn’t have a TV in there room. In the last section is sexual content the stress from looking at sexual content and may risk them by trying …show more content…
With a child 's brain, the first 24 months are the most critical for them to learn a language, comprehension, strategies, numerical memory, motor and social. Children that watch a lot of television have trouble paying attention and work less on homework. It takes away a child 's creative and imagination, and also they don 't want to read, and it makes you want material possessions. There are studies that says watching TV puts you in a sleep like state called hypnotic state. Also watching TV leads to lack of critical analysis. They also say that television can cause physical and psychological addictions. Then it can cause short attention spans and even death. Children and obesity are a big thing in today 's society because there are more and more technology made so now people sit and watch TV and eat all the time. Childhood obesity affects a third of kids that will be at risk for diabetes and joint pain. Obesity has become a worldwide thing today, and it contributes to a child 's development. There is a statistic that says children who watch TV and also eat have a bad sleeping habit. There are ways to fix these problems by making sure they only watch about one hour of TV and also remove the TV from the rooms and provide the house with healthy snacks. Watching TV makes you pretty much dumb it …show more content…
With sexual content can harm a child in many different ways, and they may never come out of the harmful behavior. The ways it can affect a child is by stress which can cause a child to have disturbed sleep, difficulty paying attention and concentrating, anger and irritability, withdrawal, repeated and intrusive thoughts, and extreme distress. The major things are causing psychiatric conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. Statistics shows that from watching TV so much as a child 70% of the shows has sexual content. With children watching things like this can also harm themselves or even other children such as doing what they seen on TV to another child thinking it is okay because they watched it and didn 't get in trouble for that. Children see things on TV and believe it is ok to do what is being told on there because that is what they are used to seeing. Things like smoking is what they are supposed to do because the television is saying it is

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