The Terrible Impact from Television on Children
Television has had a drastic affect on children in today’s society. There seems to be too many violence, sex, and reality shows viewed by children. In many ways, television has proved to be one of the worst inventions of modern times. All too often television is harmful because of the shows it broadcasts and the way it is used in the home.
Wrestling is the number leader among the violent shows. Children try to act out the moves they see performed by the professional actors. They don’t realize this is not real. Children are not able to distinguish between real and fake wrestling. There have been several occasions where children have been harmed and even killed because of their violent behaviors.
Sex in the City is a program that is too mature for children to watch. Children are learning sexual behaviors to early and the rise of teenage pregnancy is constantly increasing. Family guy is another example television show that is on regular program channels that has kissing and touching that children don’t need to be introduced to at an early age.
Flavor of Love is a reality show that I would not watch myself. It is a show that shows a rapper in search of love that has cursing, sex, and violence. This show is for a mature audience but children tend to watch it because they find it humorous.
Parents should control what their children watch on television. Because a show is rated G or it seems to be popular by children does not mean it is children oriented. For many years television has been a baby sitting tool to keep children quiet and out of the way. Television has proved beyond a shadow of doubt to be harmful and dangerous because of the way it is used in the home. Programs must be monitored by parents to ensure what children are viewing.