Today's world is flooded with technological gadgets, one such gadget used in our day-to-day life is television. Just like every coin has two sides, even watching TV is both good and bad. It provides entertainment to people of all ages especially children. Children love to watch TV and prefer to stay “glued” to the TV screen all day, rather than playing outside. It is strictly directed that sitting in front of the TV for more than 2 hours in a day is harmful for children. The UV rays that are emitted from the screen cause different damage and health hazards. Kids tend to lose their vision capacity and are driven to go for spectacles at a very tender age. Moreover, children spending more time watching TV display more violence. It has been medically proved that watching violent TV shows filled with anger, hatred and shootings leave a permanent scar in the brain. This eventually gets released at some point of time and the child becomes a victim of such actions in real life. With spending time on TV, children are losing the opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors. Playing in the open grounds, climbing trees, swinging in branches, enduring the sun and the chirping birds are all becoming things of past. Playing in the open prepares a child both mentally and physically to be strong and learn the life's lessons from nature directly.
Therefore, in modern society TV has been rightly referred as 'idiot box'
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