THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF TELEVISON (Violence in television programs and movies and its impact on children and families is not a new topic. Almost 30 years ago the U. S. Surgeon General warned Americans about the negative effect of television have on the emotions and behaviour’s of children. ) I just want to continue viewing our standpoints regarding the negative effect it has on societyTalkshows ” Husband Sees Prostitute,’ ‘Mistress Meets Wife,’ ‘Girl Sleeps with Over 100 Men,’ ‘My Girlfriend is a Guy,’ ‘Teenage Prostitution,’ ‘Maid-of-Honor Slept with Girl One Week Before Wedding,’ Commonly Jerry Springer topics! Why are people fascinated with such topics? What says it of our society? The biggest problem is that the behaviour’s are depicted are common, sensible, and, perhaps, even worth copying. Approximately six percent of daytime talk show viewers are under 11.
Shows like Springer’s according to a New York Times journalist cause violence in society and argued that the source of the problem lies in the insatiable lust of the audience for more and more gory violence. The only way to stop violence on television — -either on the news or on Springer-type shows — is to cut the demand for it, thereby removing the profit. Television news, due primarily to its obsession with crime and violence, definitely has a negative impact upon our society. TV news broadcasts use dramatic, usually violent stories and images to capture and maintain an audience, under the pretence of keeping it informed. This overabundance of crime and violence on TV news inflate the public’s fears for personal safety. People, for the most part, believe that TV news is an accurate reflection of reality.
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They become frightened of the cities they live in, and fear that criminals will harm them or their loved ones. Graphic coverage of wars, bombings, murders and natural disasters can quite possibly lead to nightmares or even depression. Research tells us the following about children and television: o School-age children watch an average of 28 hours of television per week. o Children are influenced by advertisements. They want what they see.
o Over 50 percent of children have a TV in their bedroom. o Children who watch a lot of TV are more overweight than other children. o Children under 2 years old: no TV (or other media, such as computers or videos) o Children over 2 years old: maximum of 1 to 2 hours of TV (and other media) per day According to experts, children who watch too much TV tend to be less interested in physical activity, often develop verbal skills more slowly and tend to be less confident in social situations. It is true that celebrities portray a certain acceptable image of how one must look. If you don’t… Oh, then you are an outsider or whatever.
It has in fact a negative effect on society. One can’t control how one look. One have to accept that. 10 statements someone mentioned – is maybe stereotypical – ask for yourself? 1.
TV is the number one secularizing influence in my life. TV is the most effective influence to make people a less-committed Christian. If I keep watching it, You may become secular in your mind-set. 2. TV is my biggest time robber. The average South-African adult spends 4 hours per day watching TV.
That is 56 complete 24-hour days every year. Adults spend a full 12 years of our life span watching TV. We sometimes complain, ‘I don’t have enough time.” 3. TV softens me toward sin. If people keep watching TV on a regular basis, it will surely convince them to soften, then fully accept, sins for example sex before marriage or swearing. You maybe at first outraged by what you see or hear.
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You angrily switch to another channel or turn it off completely. It slowly desensitize us to sin. Sin will in the mean time lost its shock. It become more acceptable.
4. TV presents a false view of marriage. Because it is an emotional medium, TV constantly focuses on falling in love, having sex, and breaking up. This is a false view of marriage. Marriage is mostly routine, based on commitment-not the romantic ideal presented on TV. 5.
TV affects my vocabulary. I haven’t started saying all the things I’ve heard on television, but I’m far less shocked when I hear them. And I wonder, how long will it be until I start saying the words I hear? 6. TV is a social evil. TV does change the way we act.
The average child sees 8000 killings on TV by the eighth grade. Is this in no way connected with the fact that violent crime is up 560% over the last 30 years? 7. TV depresses educational achievement. The more TV that children watch, the less studying they do, the later they will stay up at night, and the more tired they will be the next day at school. The more TV that students watch, the lower they score on achievement tests. Besides these proven facts, TV works against reading and discussion, two primary ways people learn.
8. TV is addictive-the plug in drug Sixty-four percent of Americans say TV has a negative effect on family life, according to Gallup. A full two-thirds say that TV has a negative effect on children, and 62% argue that TV promotes negative values. Then why do people watch? Why? Because it is a habit? Most of us now watch things we never dreamed we’d watch ten years ago. How did we get here? It all happened gradually.