The more aggression they see, the more they will succumb to it which is the reason why children with abusive parents will sometimes become abusers themselves. Another effect from watching tv will be loneliness and depression. Recent evidence from the Conference of the International Communication Association in Puerto Rico linked depression and loneliness to watching tv. One of the researchers stated” increased use of television or electronics can further islote people and make them
At some point it is right, but if you watch TV for a short time it will be fun and educational. People should organize their time properly so they won 't get affected from it and they won 't get their intelligence affected too. For example, people think that TV provide them with entertainment, but this entertainment can cost them a lot because TV cause damages more than benefits to people and especially kids. To avoid having these problems with watching TV, people should be aware by the damages that TV can cause and they should make sure that their kids won 't get affected too because it will hurt them in the long terms. Next, watching TV makes people happy because they are tired from their work, so they spend their time on TV.
According to the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), kids who watch too much television, more than 4 hours a day, are more likely to be overweight and obese. Another effect of watching violent acts on TV on kids is that it will make the kid behave more aggressively. These studies and incidents come to a conclusion that television does actually affect the behaviour of a child no matter what show the kid is
Does watching TV make us happy? One wise person said “Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object” (Johnston Peter, n.d.).As the people increase, the technology develops. The issue about the negative effect of watching TV for a long time is one of the controversies issue in today’s society. Mankind’s life-style have altered why not their habit, especially watching TV ? Some people think that viewing TV make children have more relaxation from whole-day hard working, as media are the easiest way to do that.
For instance, Dana Stevens, author of “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box”, believes that watching TV does not make you smarter, it just makes you want to watch more of it. However, there are still a few articles that reach an agreement that TV can make people become more intelligent. Steven Johnson, author of “Watching TV Makes You Smarter”, believes television is more helpful to the brain than it is harmful. After reading some point of views on this controversial topic, there are definitely positives and negatives behind each argument. The overall effect that television has on an individual depends on what is being watched and how much time is being spent.
The types of the contents showed by the media affect the mass by a lot, especially since technology today is at the tips of our fingers. Controlled by certain few organizations, with certain types of message, it can manipulate people’s attitude and opinion (MB Oliver, S Ramasubramanian, Jinhee Kim, 2007). “The people will believe, what the media tells them they believe.” – George Orwell, an English novelist has never been any truer with this topic. The dangers of the media are portraying the stereotype group of races with specific type of jobs or roles in the movie, which can largely affect how we as a viewer think. This in return damages character by causing low self-esteem, low expectations, low motivation, self-doubt, etc.
Have you ever asked your mom if she’ll take you to this movie and she said no I don’t like stuff like that? That may be because having so many options and channels to watch divides audiences, maybe only boys like that movie or maybe only girls like that movie all because of there being so may channels and things to watch. If there was only three channels on your TV would you and your family watch TV together more often? Probably yes, because that is all there is to watch. Overall, yes having so many TV shows to choose from is making our nation and our families more divided, because it also came along with new technology which gave people a way to watch TV where and whenever they want to.
Crime Scene Investigation has become very popular on television. In the article “The CSI Effect” by Richard Willing, the author talks about how much criminal investigation television shows effect people. He explains how they have affected the way jurors are selected because of the evidence people expect to see. People tend to expect more evidence, when convicting someone, because of what they watch on television. “Prosecutors also have complaints: They say the shows can make it more difficult for them to win convictions in the large majority of cases in which scientific evidence is irrelevant or absent” (Willing, 30).
This may cause certain misconceptions about different aspects of life, than one’s own aspects, thus altering their opinions but that is not all it causes. For example; statistics and therefore the media show that the amount people living alone in big cities have never been this high before, which might encourage potential hikikomoris towards reclusion. Researchers also call television the “cultural river” and saying that everyone is somehow carried by it (Shanahan and Morgan 1999, p.12). The author states that everyone is basically kind of influenced by the television, either by commercials, TV shows,.... Some people more, some less, but the important thing here in this quote is the word cultural.
Television Violence and Its Effect on Youth Behavior In this paper we will explore the influence of violent media and its effects on youth’s behavior. More specifically, the presence/exposure of violent media to youths can increase their likelihood of engaging in violent behavior or tendencies. I have included 3 studies, empirical journals which ultimately will support my theory that violent media (specifically television shows) can negatively affect and increase a child/adolescents behavior to become more aggressive and possibly violent. It is true that some youths may have a better foundation and resilience when viewing violent media, although that is not the case for most. Youths that have been regularly exposed to violent media have a higher tendency of imitating such behaviors.