Negative Essay: Does Watching TV Make Us Happy?

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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. However, most people believe that as the high advancement of technology grow rapidly, so many households have scarcely noticed that watching TV has a negative influence on their children's learning development, social development, and the changing of their behavior development that would lead to mental and physical health problem. Initially, the overuse of technology, especially TV has extremely bad influences on children’s learning development. Most American children spent an average of 3 to 4 hours per day watching television (Children and Watching TV, 2011). In United State, 26 percent of under age two have TV in their bedroom. According to American Academy of Pediatrics , watching TV since toddlerhood can influence them in a long term as children will become a less concentration person so called as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Lotus,n.d.). Not surprising, children has a silence threat in their bedroom which could damage their learning ability.…show more content…
However, every problems have their solution, for this, parents is a key. Co-parents can restrict children’s watching time to less than 2 hours a day, so that would help to protect their children from 3 silence threat of excessive watching
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