CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH 2
DISADVANTAGES OF WATCHING TELEVISION FOR CHILDREN
SAFWAH NASUHA BINTI ZULKEFLI
MUHAMMAD SYAUKAT BIN MUSTAFA KAMAL
Nowadays, television plays an important role in our daily life and it exerts a very large influence on people, especially children. Watching television may be a kind of relaxation for children but it can result a lot of disadvantages upon children if we misuse it. There are several disadvantages of watching television for children such as it creates an addiction, causing health problems and also may encourage violence.
The first disadvantages of watching television for children is it would create an addiction. Most of the children, when they get addicted to the television shows, especially cartoons, they will automatically lose interest in all other activities of life. Generally, outdoor activities, for example, could improve their intelligence as well as social skills as it needs them to play in a team and communicate with others. Thus, children who watch too much TV will happen to lesser intelligent levels as the intelligence is the result of observing, thinking, and understanding.
Another disadvantages of watching television for children for a long period of time is that it can cause many health problems. Usually, while watching television, most of the children will eat a lot of snacks or other fast food. Spending many hours in front of TV sets while eating can lead to overweight followed by obesity and “couch potato”. This is because their minds are occupied on what they are watching and the brain is slow to send message of the feeling of “fullness” as it is busy focusing on the...
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