This Buzzle article talks about the negative effects of TV.
The habit of watching TV may continue into the child's adulthood.
Children spending long hours in watching television are more prone to attention deficit disorders.
✦ Long hours of TV-viewing naturally reduces the time kids spend with their parents, thus having a negative impact on parent-child interactions, which are an important part of early child development.
However, it has some negative effects on children.
The constant stream of violent scenes on video games, TV, movies and YouTube causes people to become desensitized to destruction of any kind. The normalizing of bad things happening and the culture of narcissism created by social media creates a society of people who lack empathy. When people stop caring, the world goes to hell in a hand basket.
Nearly two-thirds of TV programs contain some physical violence
Parents should take action in their communities to bring about the lessening of television violence by writing a letter to their cable company, starting a petition, and by limiting the television programs their children view.
6 Negative Effects of Too Much Screen Time for Kids
Research has shown that due to seeing violence on television :
-Children may become
to the pain and suffering of others
-Children may be more
of the world around them,
-Children may be more likely to behave in
way toward others.
Shaevitz, Hansen Marjorie.
81% of children ages 2-7 watch TV alone and unsupervised
Also, George Comstock, a leading authority on the effects of violence in television and film, found in studies he reviewed, that watching television violence increased the level of violent behavior in children (Kinnear 27).
Television violence causes children and teenagers to become less caring, to lose their inhibitions, to become less sensitive, and also may cause violent and aggressive behavior.