The debate "Watching TV is bad for children" was started by
January 2, 2019, 7:54 pm.
21 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 48 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
Vvvvvvv posted 6 arguments to the agreers part.
Alexandra posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Vvvvvvv, Nanjinga_90, WiseWords, Willyis and 17 visitors agree.
Nemiroff, Alexandra, jordkorm_19, politicsislife, JDAWG9693, goodlo, TJefferson, Kronicle, seefus, TD, rosy, p1neapple_pizza and 36 visitors disagree.
I will try to reply to your arguments in order.
1) No one says that you must remain still while watching TV, that just happens to be what most people do. Also, as I already said, anything in excess is bad, but the children are going to sit anyways at some point. Obviously they need exercise, no one is arguing that. But, TV is okay in moderation, as in most things.
2) Recent studies have shown that TV doesn't actually hurt the eyes any. The worst that could happen is that your eyes become sore, but in the same way that your eyes will get sore if you stare at the sky for too long. It is the blue light that makes your eyes sore, so simply changing your TV settings like I have is an easy fix.
3) I've never seen any evidence of this and would appreciate if you could provide sources of support. However, children are going to experiment/discover with or without TV. From my experience, they still are curious and they still are children.
4) One should be a good parent and monitor the programs your children watch, as you mentioned. Ratings are always a good tool to decide. But, even with that, have you read a book lately? There is just as much violence, if not more, in so many books as there is on TV. And, just with books, the caregiver should monitor what the child reads and watches.
I'm sorry but your question is "flawed". As you stated, which part of "watching television" is "BAD"?
The GOLDEN RULE OF THUMB HERE is that any kind or form of "over" or "too much" is the one defined as "bad" or "preposterous".
I talk about children The age Of about from 1 to 4.
Forthly, We sometimes do not notice how many aggression flows from the screen on us and our children. Conclusions of teachers and psychologists are about it unambiguous: scenes of aggression break emotional development of the kid. It is clear, that completely it is impossible to protect it from the TV. Probably, also you should not do it. But it is necessary to approach the choice of TV programs responsibly.
Thirdly, to watch - earlier, than to think? Feature of television programs are bright pictures, fast change of the image, abundance of sounds. But the brain of the little man is not capable to process such flows of information yet. He snatches out separate images and sounds, but cannot realize their sense. Observe how the kid studies a new toy: he slowly twirls it in hands, rumples, shakes, brings to eyes ? For understanding of an essence the prophetic baby needs time. It cannot be done with television images: they promptly replace each other. It negatively affects development of thinking, especially logical.
Secondly, protect eyes! When the child watches TV, his eyes as if stiffen. To consider the television image, the child needs to strain structures of an eye. An eye most intensively develops up to 3?5 years. And at this age uncontrolled sitting at the screen of the TV can do to sight of the child the maximum harm.
Firstly, hours without the movement. To the kid it is vital to move. Through the movement he learns the world. If the child is forced to look not movably in one point (namely it and occurs when he watches the events on the screen), not only eyes, but also all muscles of a body strain. And the child tests an overstrain.
Thank you very much for your comment!
Anything in excess is bad for people. Could I ask you to clarify in what way television is "bad" for children?