Children And Television
The article that was assigned ?Is Television Harmful to Children? shows the views of two studies and opinions that were made by Marie Winn and Daniel R. Anderson. Marie Winn claims that television influences children in a negative way. She quotes that it robs them of opportunities for family activities and for the development of intellectual and social skills. On the other hand Daniel R. Anderson argues that there is no confirmation that television makes children mentally unreceptive or that it affects their attention span.
Marie Winn claims television is responsible for many of society?s ills, especially in children. Many scientists have hypothesized many negative effects of television. In many cases children suffer shortened attention span, increased aggression. Moreover, many parents worry about the poor quality in television programs. Also, parents commonly use television to make childrearing less burden some.
The time the children spent watching television, represent a loss of opportunities for more meaningful family interaction and for the development of important social skills. Parents worry about the program their children watch, violent, so sexually explicit, so cynical, and so unsuitable. Television serves families in others ways as time
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