Television a boon or curse for kids

Every kid loves to watch television. There are many channels on TV that attract the kids. Should children watch television or should not watch television is an interesting question. The kids should maintain a right balance. It is the duty of the parents also.

Television, a boon

Television is really a form of boon to children because the children learn many activities and subjects by watching television. Today due to the advent of satellite technology many channels such as Discovery, Nat Geo, History provide interactive sessions to the children. They teach the children about the fascinating world of science, animals, geographical locations, places and some historical events of the past. The children can also observe the talents of different stars on television to develop their soft skills. They learn the art of dancing if they are interested in dance from the shows of famous stars, learn the skill of music and many other activities. Children can promote their talents if they observe the skills of others. Learning by observation is a very quicker means of learning. The children can also acquire a lot of general knowledge by watching the news channels or any other channel. They also learn the changing trends of life. Even TV serials do provide them knowledge about family life, or any other events relating to life. Children become more exposed to the world.

Television, a curse

The grandparents usually consider that watching television is a curse because they think that the children are easily distracted from the studies. They think that they divert their attention from studies because they are tempted to watch some serials or shows that spoil their moral fabric. Many children are induced to violent acts after watching the violent scenes on the television. Some children watch the dressing style and the jeweleries loaded on the kids and turn stubborn. Many children rise their demand after watching the television because they come across the glamor of life and get over fascinated. They use the abusive language spoken by the vice people's roles. They are attracted by the glamor of life and spoil their behavior.

Role of the parents

Parents play a very important role in shaping the nature of the kids. They should constantly monitor the activities of the children and see that the kids do not watch anything that makes them destructive. They should also encourage the kids to watch informative channels and acquire knowledge. They should use facilities like Child Lock to curb them watching from unwanted channels.


Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman21 Jan 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Both boon and curse for kids. There are many educative items are in televisions and at the same time unwanted things are also found in televisions. The childrens should be practices to watch tv's at a distance and at a particular time.

Guest Author: Sujal A Kumar30 Jun 2014

Important for the kids to know the knowledge about these common things(as a common source of media or info). Also for their universal GK.

Guest Author: Devaanshee Agarwal24 Apr 2018

This is a very nice and meaningful essay on television's impact on children.

Guest Author: Harshavardhan14 Sep 2018

Does watching TV serials give one knowledge about family life? Of course not! TV serials damage our mind by emotional feelings shown in TV serials which are just a fictional-dramatic opinion of the director.

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