Demerits of Television


With the easy availability of goods and increased consumerism, television has become a focal point in homes.

The impact of audio-visual media is tremendous.

The diversity of programmes available compels young viewers to have just sit and surf channels and find a suitable one. It requires little effort to watch pictures and listen without having to think deeply.

The television being a source of pastime and entertainment has become a bane rather than a boon, as used to be.

Nowadays, the television has not just remained a source for entertainment and knowledge but has crossed the barriers and moved towards the negative aspect of society, which is distracting children from not only studies, but even supplementary reading.

In earlier days, when there was no television or radio, children used to spend their time in physical games and activities like playing cricket, marbles, etc.

But with the advent of the 'TV' children have stopped moving out of their
house and remain glued to the television.

Therefore the trend of reading books of Sherlock Holmes or fairy tales have been replaced by movies of the same.

The after effects of continuous viewing of television are the cause of myopia and even detainment of a person from his social circles, hampering the progress of a person and a country as a whole.

At last we can conclude that, while which television provides information and entertainment, it cannot be a substitute to real experience.

Watching television may be easy and exciting but can seldom match the experience of reading the original.

Watching a cricket match is not the same as playing the game itself.


Author: sachin.a.sahae09 Jan 2009 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

It's so true that television which is originally considered out to be a very effective medium to spread awareness about health, hygiene, social values, education etc. turned into a completely opposite role player spreading and inculcating dangers values in our minds,families,society.

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