Originally Posted by RonBee
This is BMO. Joetmh did not come back, can I try?
Although it can be seen that television benefits everyone immensely, its flaws are apparent. For example, it has been shown that long hours of watching television continuously and/or not sitting at an adequent distance from it can cause permanent eye damages. In addition, one may get addicted to television programming such as dramas much like a drug abuser or alcoholic to cocaine and liquor. I should also point out that people have the habit of serving junk food while you are watching television, and eating those junk food can lead to obesity.Originally Posted by joetmh
Furthermore, some children tend to be obsessed with certain television programming they canít concentrate on their homework. They waste valuable time and often must stay late, burning the midnight oil to complete the homework assignment. And in the following day, they are tired; they canít concentrate in the classroom. This seems like a vicious circle in the making.Originally Posted by joetmh
At times, there are unhealthy programming on television such as gangsterism, sexuality, violence that are not suitable for teenagers. These bad activities may affect youngsters in their behaviors as they tend to mimic. As a consequence, some may act out in real life, committing crimes or other unlawful activities, now or when they grow up, thus contributing to the increase in crime rates in our country.Originally Posted by joetmh
Finall, television has another drawback: those misleading commercial advertisements. Consumers may inadvertently buy advertised products they neither need nor worth the price, or pay for a piece of junk that looks so great on a shopping channel.Originally Posted by joetmh
Are you throwing away television because it is bad for your children? Or are you putting one in every room so you children can watch CNN to keep up with whatís going on in the world? Certainly television has it pros and cons, but isnít that true with many other inventions of our civilization? In my opinion, it is not television itself but we who must make that important choice - between its pros or its cons.Originally Posted by joetmh