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Effect of TV on children

Date: 11 Jul 2010   Group: Family & Life    Category: Parenting    Posted By: [Anonymous]   


How to keep my children away from watching Television.It is effecting their Studies and also keeping them away from playing games.


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Author: Prakash Pandey    13 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

Hello,

TV is quite harmful for children and you definetely need to control them. I would suggest that try playing outdoor games with them like cricket or badminton.Your involvement will encourage them to play. As far as their studies are concerned try to prepare a time table for them and ask them to follow it. It is really very useful for them. Another option is to take them out for evening and morning walks.

Author: Akshay Mahajan    13 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Hi,
Really, Watching TV is now a days considered as the most infectious disease and the children are found to be the most vulnerable victims of the same.
Even the content displayed on TV is not at all good for children. Nearly all channels are found rich in abusive and violence related content not preferred for children to watch.
I think you should talk to your children regarding the ill effects of TV and tell them how much expectations you have from them and their future.
Tell them the importance of physical fitness as well as education. The present time is the world of competitions and your children would have to work really hard to remain ahead in this race.
I suggest you should convince your children about making a timetable that includes a period of time for everything they want to do including things you want them to do.
When a child is asked that study this amount of time daily and then do whatever you want they agree quickly.
Add outdoor playing also in their schedule.
Avoid buying them video games as in that case they will just stick to TV.
Watching TV continuously has a really bad effect on eyes so you should take care that your children maintain a certain minimum distance between them and the TV.




Author: Hafeezur Rahman P    13 Jul 2010      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Children watching TV has no issue but it should be limited and controllable, you can make time/schedule when they need to watch and what type of program etc. convey them so and so time need to watch TV so they become aware of it, and you may let them study other spare/leisure time upon your guidance.

Watching TV has both like Good and Bad, it is up to you how you make them use it in different age in different timings.

It is useless if you stop them watching TV for a good program, and at the same time it is an advantage when you stop them watching a bad program.

Author: josmijoy    13 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Hai
There is no doubt in my mind that watching TV is bad for children.If i had children,there would be no TV in my home,even without children,i have no TV,and i try to avoid looking at it when in public places. There are several reasons why watching TV is bad for children,and all the reasons are easy to understand.

First,TV is a commercial medium.It is designed to sell products.Pracially everything on TV serves that purpose. Commercials are abundant.Some programs are in fact long commercial in themselves.In many cases,TV sells things no one really neeeds.Moreover, it teaches children to be consumres-that is ,to buy,buy,and buy still more.I have never konown TV to teach restriants in buying,or to teach the virtue of saving money.

Then there is the prevalence of sex and violence on TV. TV teaches the violence is an acceptable way to resolve problems.Meanwhile,little boys learn to be sexually arressive, in the manners of TV 'Heroes'and little girls learn to be seductive in the manners of TV heroins.

Not every program on TV ,of course ,delivers an unwanted messages.Because so many programs do deliver such messages,however,we should keep TV away from chilren.you should keep timetable to watch TV and also you should stay with them while they watch TV. Parents are the good and first teacher for their children.so you should be model for them .

Author: DR.N.V.SRINIVASA RAO.,M.Sc.,Ph.D    19 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

In today's world we can't stop your children watching TV.If we don't take a cable connection, children will go out and watch TV.At the same time watching television is not a bad thing provided it is not at the cost of education.Many useful information is being telecast by many channels which are very informative and improve the GK of children.As long as it is in its limits there is no harm in watching good and education channels.

drrao

Author: Radha Muralidhar    23 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Hi,

Watching television regularly should be nipped in the bud and parents should not allow the children to watch it everyday.Slowly, increase the number ofno television days.

Secondly, find out if the child has any special interest such as i drawing, playing outdoor games, music, dancing. If the child has any such interest, encourage him develop his interest. This habit will take him away from television

Finally, encourage him to read story books. Buy him colourful books with interesting books and make sure that he reads it for at least half an hour.

Author: Raj kumar singh    26 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

Watching Excess T.V is really very harmful for children. Motivate the children to spend time in playing, reading good books, Go for jogging and exercise.

Develop the interest of your children in other healthy activities.
Give some good books and novels to read.

Author: Richa Jha    26 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Hi,

Now day you can't stop your kids to watch TV but you can fix a limit or a bar. It's our responsibility what our kids are doing , what they are watching.

Best way to keep your kids away from TV is to make others thing interesting.Spend a quality time with them. In these day parent are busy on their carriers, it's important for the good life a kids.but don't forget that they need your time not for whole day but a few hour in everyday.

Do some exercise and jogging with your kids everyday. It will keep them healthy.

Tell them to play outdoor game if needed join them for sometime to motivate. Take them out for some educational tour once in a month, through this your kid will able to know new things.

Purchase some good and interesting story books for them. Join them in reading sometimes. Make them to act on them.Read stories in their bed time, this will keep their mind progressive.

In these day books contain many practicals and experiments. let them to do that in good guidance.

You can enroll their name in dance, music, karate, painting classed. For holiday let them to join some summer camps for few days.

Along with that make them to see some interesting program such as:art attack, backyard science type program and let them to participate in such things. There are some channel which are good such as Animal Planet, Discovery, Turbo Plus, Science channel. These channel taught some important things help your kids to gain some knowledge. Some times TV plays a good role to teach some new thing. but it's on you how you manage them to see those program.

Author: Runa N Borah    26 Jul 2010      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 7  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Hello,

TV viewing is affecting lives of children like never before. There is very little good impact on children. But the list of adverse effect is endless.

The Adverse effect of TV:

As there is no limited hours fixed for TV watching children are deprived of physical activities.

As most parent choose TV as their child's company children take it as their guide.

Long hours of TV watching expose children to adult as well unsuitable content for their age.

TV has gone to the level of addiction, so behavioual problems start showing up.

After prolonged TV watching Children often find child programmes boring and become hooked to adult programmes. They start loving violent scenes and thrilling activities.

How To Keep my Child Away From Television

1. If your child is already addicted to TV then don't restrict him immediately. First give him company while watching.

2.Discuss what programmes he likes and why. Suggest him to watch something that is useful.

3. If he is a lonely child and has to stay long hours at home without parents than enroll him in some activity/hobby class.

4. Encourage him to play with peers, and to make friends.

5. If he shows behavioural problems like aggressiveness, irritation, lack of interest in study etc after restricting TV, then consult a psychiatrist.

6. Discuss this with his/her school and try to impose some ban on discussing TV shows at school. Many schools are now asking parents to restrict TV viewing. Schools too can do their bit in this regard.

7. Remember it is a must do for you to restrict your child's TV viewing. Don't give up after trying for a few days. It will worsen the problem.


Author: SACHIN KUMAR    27 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

Keep TV away from children.TV is allowed only for maximum 2 hours.In this way, Children manage their time effectively.
Author: Muthu Kumar    27 Jul 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

Hi,

Now a day's most of the kids are inside the world of television. But it is not good for kids. When the watching TV more than 4 hours they more likely to be overweight. When the kids saw the violent action in the TV their behavior will also turn to the same. It also gets into Smoking and drinking habits when they watch these types of rolls in TV. Just prepare your children in studies. Make them studying is also an entertainment. Now a days we found so many ways to make studying as an entertainment. Try these type of ways to improve his knowledge and to get a better career.

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S.Muthu Kumar
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Author: Jayanta Datta Choudhury    01 Aug 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Hi,

Television, video games and computer can be the source of knowledge and education for children if they are properly guided by their parents. Parents should guide then to watch specific tv channel programe for specific duration only which can help children to develop their imagination and thinking. Video games and computer habits at specific time without hampering their routine class tasks will be helpful for them for mental development. Parents should guide them friendly about bad effects of viewing television for prolong time which may effect their health and school tasks.

Author: Mohamed Salim    01 Aug 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Every activities has it's own merits and demerits including TV Watching:

TV watching also has no exemption. There are some good effects. Children get exposed to different cultural experiences. They become aware of current events, world news and related items. Educational programs on television help the kids use it effectively as a support school work. Good quality shows on television can bring more knowledge and teach them values. Watching and listening music programs and art shows can make them happier and bring out the hidden talents. It will bring some togetherness with family members if the family would watch same program with family. Watching documentaries on specific subjects bring more awareness about thing of the world
There are some Bad Effects too. Excessive television viewing of violence in will turn children towards it. Sitting in close to the television for long hours will bring eye problems and obesity. Reduction in physical activities of kid will make them lazy. Children tends to get eat in front of television will slowly lose the enjoyment of eating. They also become influenced towards eating junk food, packed food and foods with no nutritional values. A lot of promotion on the television about biscuits, chocolates soft drinks and such items will make them stay away from natural food and its goodness. Sexual content on television give them part knowledge about sex at early ages and is harmful to their mental growth. Spending more time in front of television affect academic performance because they would neglects studies. The advertisements and programs of beauty products can bring them inferiority or superiority complex about their complexion. Instead of thinking about their physical health they will more think about their physical appearance. Television watching also promotes lack of creativity. They slowly forget sense of relaxation because they want to watch every type of programs without losing it. This will make them addicted to it.

So it better for them to show selected programs. Reduce the viewing time and try to involve them more outdoor activities. Help them reading more books.

Author: Dinesh    04 Aug 2010      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hi, In everything world has both positive as well as negative. Likewise, in television shows they are good as well as bad programs too. Its a common medium to broadcast everything because some needs one you don't need. Don't force your children to don't watch television programs. In last decades, there are only entertain shows in television channels. But nowadays its not only entertain show as equal part good science programs are broadcast by some channels. Only studying books don't give knowledge, additionally picturising them gain more. Nowadays many programs of science telecasting. Its really helpful to todays childrens to learn easily and more. Present generation childrens are really lucky by this kind of science programs. So, in my point of view its not harm to them physically, mentally and not affect their studies. Without stop, control them of watching unnecessary programs and talk them to see programs like science channels, creative programs. Schedule time to them and allow to watch programs under your direct contact. Your child became outstanding from other children. Try it.. Don't restrict them.. Be friendly.... regards, dinesh
Author: Ciona Raman    22 Aug 2010      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 4  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Well, as a parent of a child who loves watching TV, I can only say that it is very difficult to keep them away from it. However what we can do is limit what and for how long they view it.

TV can be a very good educational tool also. One way to control what they watch is to tune only those channels which they are allowed to watch. in my case, it is news, sports , discovery and animals planet. This can be done by the cable guy.
Children are also influenced by the kind of programmes watched by the elders in the family. Most of the time it is soaps.
Since studies mostly get neglected, a fixed time should be baked into their timetable. Totally avoiding TV would not help, since then the child will be constantly thinking of TV. Another rule which really works is - if the child does not finish studies, but instead watches TV, she gets grounded- i.e no TV for 2 days or a week. This ensures that studies are completed on time. Works for me, hope it does for you too...

Author: sandeep yaduvanshi    22 Aug 2010      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Well, in the world everything has to side one is bad and another is good. Now we talk about TV as you know we watch lots of programme on TV, it could be bad or good. As a parent of child, it is too difficult to keep away from TV.


TV can be very good for educational purpose. If they watch news, sports, discovery animals planet, national geography channel. and another channel we can blocked by cable operator person or manually by remote control (Child lock option). we should give company white they watch TV, we should tell politely him/her that this is not a good for your future they will despoiled your future as well as you.

We can set limitation of our children by daily routine, to say if you won't complete your study, you can't watch TV and you cant play anything.

I think it is a good option to make children's future

Author: Fiyaz Ahmed    26 Aug 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 10  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

It's a Sci-fi generation and the entire good and bad are in screens and monitors. Physical playing is almost reduced and if this continues the next generation will be completely dumped before monitors.

Television is a boon to this modern world. There are lot good things that can be earned from television programs. But we as humans especially children do not like to take it for learning purpose. Their mind is to enjoy and spend time happily.

But the worst thing is they are addicted to it and spending the whole time in it without caring their studies and without playing physically.

Now-a-days almost all the children are joined in tuition after school hours. This makes them to feel studies as a burden. After long hours of school and tuition they will be very tired with their mind. Once they are tired with their mind then they will be completely tired of playing physically too. But they want to spend time, so they start watching TV and it becomes a daily routine making them addicted to it.

So it is not that they are watching TV more, but it is that when we load something to them which actually doesn't fit to their tender childish activity, there starts the behavioral change against the natural activities of children.

They are tender and you can bend them as you want, but need to be careful that it's just a bend and not a break. Most of the parents want their children to be good only in studies, but only few are interested in making their children to be good in sports too.

Academic is important but physical strength and health is equally important too. Instead of joining children in tuition just join them in a sports training center. Train them in a specific sport. They will gain more confidence too.

So when you go with the nature, not overloading your children with studies, then they will automatically be interested in physical activity or playing which obviously reduces their addiction to Television.

Nature has perfect design to everything. It's just we humans who act against it and obviously we are the same who gets the reaction too.

Author: jafar    26 Aug 2010      Member Level: Silver     Points : 5  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hi,
Really, Watching TV is now a days considered as the most infectious disease and the children are found to be the most vulnerable victims of the same.
Even the content displayed on TV is not at all good for children. Nearly all channels are found rich in abusive and violence related content not preferred for children to watch.
I think you should talk to your children regarding the ill effects of TV and tell them how much expectations you have from them and their future.
Tell them the importance of physical fitness as well as education. The present time is the world of competitions and your children would have to work really hard to remain ahead in this race.
I suggest you should convince your children about making a timetable that includes a period of time for everything they want to do including things you want them to do.
When a child is asked that study this amount of time daily and then do whatever you want they agree quickly.
Add outdoor playing also in their schedule.
Avoid buying them video games as in that case they will just stick to TV.
Watching TV continuously has a really bad effect on eyes so you should take care that your children maintain a certain minimum distance between them and the TV.

Author: bipin dubey    29 Aug 2010      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Television is well said to be an 'Idiot box' by some of the great philosophers. Television is good as well as bad for the children.It is seen that now a days most of the family's time is wasted on watching television. several unuseful programs and serials have been introduced on various channels to which people are addicted to them but they have nothing to do with the hardships of real life. These serials are completely based on the virtual world and people are too foolish to watch them wasting their whole day on them.
But there are few serials too which increases ones knowledge and will power and give them some teachings for their future life. There are a large number of disadvantages of watching television other than the wastage of precious time. It is scientifically proved that watching television while eating affects ones concentration and affects ones health too. Inspite of watching television and playing video games on computers, children should be encouraged to play outdoor games which will keep them healthy and growing and also refreshes their mind too. It will enhance their thinking ability.

Author: Prasannajit    29 Aug 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Today there is much more fad of watching TV among the children, and this make the fatal effect on the child health, there social connectivity with the society. Children are wasting there hours in watching the TV. They hardly like the outdoor games which best for them than TV.
In that scenario the role of the parents about children is increase and they must look after the child that how much time he spending in TV and other activity

There is many medical disorder found in the children who watching TV as follows:

1. Diminished ability to engage in creative, original thinking
2. Less expression of ideas in conversation
3. Diminished capacity to see the relationships between cause and effect


Author: saad elfallah    29 Aug 2010      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

Rather complex issue and you need a little bit of patience but I think the creation of alternative means may be a viable solution comes out the way to not reflect negatively on the psyche of the child
Greetings

Author: Aarti    31 Aug 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Hi,
Now a days TV is a very dangerous for the children because of the serials and other entertainment factors, as the TV channels are extra forward and so many programs are adult which can affect the child life.

You should discuss with your children regarding the TV effects and nicely tell them how the TV affect their life and also you can discuss about the todays competitions and how the other children are going ahead in this competition world.

I am not telling you that you force them to totally avoid the TV because not only all the channels are bad but also minimum channels are very knowledgeble like discovery, national geographic, News channels and other programs of quiz contest etc..

You can give them some time in a day to watch the TV for a limited time.

But now the children are talented and they are very co-operative and understanding in nature. If you tell them in a softly then they can understand and listen the same.





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