Tv, Bad Influence on Kids Essay
637 WordsMar 17th, 20133 Pages
Review the following argument:
"Television programming such as MTV is corrupting young children."
Write two, 2-page essays for this assignment:
Essay 1--Persuade your reader to accept the argument, that television programming such as MTV is corrupting young children. (the "pro" side)
Essay 2--Persuade your reader to reject the argument, and defend the credibility of television programming such as MTV. (the "con" side)
Essay should be well reasoned and include references to support your conclusion.
Please submit both essays together as one assignment in the space below. Label each essay with the subheading: "Essay 1: Pro," and "Essay 2: Con."
Do television shows have a negative effect on children’s development, and currupt them?…show more content…
It provides entertainment to people of all ages especially children. 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. On a typical day, they spend on average of 5.5 hours using media, including television, computer games and the Internet (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2001). TV is the number one after-school activity for 6 to 17 year old. Although television is loved by children and has helped them a lot, it has influenced them in a negative way.Some optimistic people can argue that children should be allowed to watch a lot of television because it is educational. Preschoolers can get help to learn the alphabet on children’s programs such as Sesame Street and grade scholars can learn about wildlife on nature shows. However, with the increased rate of working parents, most children come home from school and are left alone or with a babysitter who may not care what the children watch on TV. With no supervision nearby, children may end up watching shows with violence, sex and bad language. Children that view such shows are likely to fear that the world is scary or that something bad will happen to them. Furthermore, the children will start to show aggressive behavior or start to behave like what they see on TV. (Bandura & Ross 1963) Another argument put forward by opponents could be that children have a choice on what to
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