Television television has the potential to generate both positive and negative effects, and many studies have looked at the impact of television on society, particularly on children and adolescents (1,2) an individual child’s developmental level is a critical factor in determining whether the medium will have positive or negative effects. While researchers have been looking at how television watching affects children for as long as television has existed, we still don’t have clear idea about what impact it actually has there have always been concerns over the potentially harmful effects of media violence on children.
Television frequently portrays a much more violent world than the real one, and this can have an effect on kids: children who have seen significant amounts of violence on tv are more likely to believe that the world is a frightening place.
Negative effects of television on kids by ivy morris june 13, 2017 television often promotes unhealthy eating habits and excessive television viewing has been linked to obesity children view an average of 15 food commercials every day and 98 percent of these commercials are for food of low nutritional value, cites a national institutes.
Television is one of the most prevalent media influences in kids’ lives according to the 2011 active healthy kids report card on physical activity for children and youth, canadian youth ages 6-19 average about six hours of screen time per day, with tv programs (watched on a variety of different. Although television is loved by children and has helped them a lot, it has influenced them in a negative way over the past decade television has become a big part of a child’s routine even though many parents feel that it is just there for entertainment or another form to keep a child company o it still may have a negative influence on them.
Excessive and unsupervised television viewing can have negative effects on kids while the american academy of pediatrics, or aap, recommends that children older than 2 only watch one to two hours of quality programming a day, the average 8- to-18-year-old kid watches four hours of tv a day. Tv is the number one after-school activity for 6 to 17 years old although television is loved by children and has helped them a lot, it has influenced them in a negative way over the past decade television has become a big part of a child’s routine. Mean hours for which children watched television was 356 htime spent on television by girls was more (mean=373 h) as compared to boys (mean=347 h) the reason for this might be non-enrollment of these slum girls in school [ table 1 .
Television is a powerful medium that could positively influence children by educating and inspiring them, but the way it is currently being used by the mainstream corporate tv networks is having tremendously negative effects on them however, tv is not to blame for that, since it is only a tool, and just like any other tool, it can be misused.
Children love to watch tv and prefer to stay “glued” to the tv screen all day, rather than playing outside in the usa, 47% of children ages 2 to 18 years have a television set in their bedrooms.