Television, for decades, has been an essential part of our life. It is a great way to share news and awareness about social, economic and political issues amongst many others. Nowadays, there are niche TV channels for all age groups – educational channels make information fun and easy to remember for children, TV series such as Friends or Game of Thrones is favourite pastime amongst youth and sports and news channels for adults. Television is an excellent medium of learning and entertainment but is stealing away family time.
The educational and interactive channels are a great medium to learn for children but more than often they prefer watching their favourite cartoon. Besides, children prefer watching TV over playing in the park with their friends. This has not only affected their health but also has made them socially averse. Not only children, but this has affected adults as well – most couples and families spend their evenings and weekends watching television which in turn has increased insecurity in relationships.
Indeed, I am not against watching television, but it should be in consideration and time limit. Doing anything too much does more harm than good, and so is the case with watching TV. Furthermore, we should monitor what children or we are watching as it has substantial impacts on an individual’s behaviour and thinking patterns.