is tv is bad for growing child??!!

May 15, 2008 11:13am CST
yeah i think that it is ofcourse bad for growing child as parents says but child learn many things from tv too so it is ok for some hours for child
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@AmbiePam (49475)
• United States
15 May 08
I think TV in moderation is OK. When I was a child, my parents would limit the amount of TV my sister and I could watch per day. They wanted us to be outside playing, or practicing the piano, anything but watching TV. They didn't mind things that were family friendly, but as the years go by, there are less and less programs suitable for children.
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
16 May 08
I dont think Television is not bad for children when they are growing up especially if they are only allowed to watch it in small doses,and aslong as parents monitor what their kids watch,and only let them watch certain shows.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
16 May 08
I feel that its according to what you let them watch. There are some programs on tv that are good and some that are bad. We as parents have to control what our children watch.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
15 May 08
Watching TV for hours upon hours can be horriable for a growing mind. My daughter doesn't watch a lot of TV and when younger she watched Baby einstine movies. (As you can tell I didn't because I can't spell a thing lol) they are very educational and helped her learn her colors and some words. I think it depends on what they are watching more then how long they are watching. Just because the TV is on doesn't mean they are watching it.
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@mclendon (308)
• United States
15 May 08
I heard a recent study showed that TV can lull your brain into a sleep-like pattern. That's why so many people use the TV to help them fall asleep. This is not good for children when they should be playing and active. Maybe it would be okay for them to watch a short program before nap time or in the evening. However, the flickering white light of a TV screen can be stimulating for some and can cause insomnia. Too much TV is bad for anyone. I think most experts and research indicates that no more than 2 hours a day for adults is best. Adults who watch too much TV tend to be less fit and more overweight. You also get less done! For kids I would think that during the week, if they are in school, you should limit how much they watch and what they watch and know how your kids respond to this stimulus. It might be a good idea to tie TV time to good behavior, making them earn it in 15 or 30 minute increments up to 1 hour or maybe up to two hours a day on weekends. Older children could be allowed to watch more TV on weekends as long as they are engaging in some other physical activity for at least an hour in addition. I make my kids go outside for awhile after they have watched Saturday morning cartoons. If the weather is bad they have to do something that exercises their brain or their creativity; like a board game or crafts or Leggos.
@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
15 May 08
Television can be good for children if they have parental supervision and their viewing is limited. Sitting a child in front of a tv for hours just to get them out of the way is very damaging.
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• Canada
15 May 08
I think TV is fine for a child as long as the amount of television they are watching isn't interfering with other aspects of their life (schoolwork, maintaining friendships, etc..).
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 May 08
tv can be either good or bad, there are many great and educational programs for the children to watch, and then there are things that are not appropriate for their age. A parent should supervise what their children are watching
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
16 May 08
Yes, I think it's bad for children. I also think it's bad for adults. The subject matter is to graphic. And I have noticed that even if your careful about what you watch, you then have to contend with raunchy commercials.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
16 May 08
No and too much TV is bad for a growing child. I believe guidance is the keyword here and since we cannot be watching with them all the time we have taught them the right way of watching. Things like setting time, respecting rating like PG and turning away from inappropriate scenes. With repetitive and constant reminders I think they're getting the most out of watching one.
@gemini_rose (16193)
15 May 08
I do not think that tv is that bad for kids at all, I watched it all my child life and it never did me no harm and I never used to watch it loads and I still went out with my friends. My kids are the same, they love their cartoons, but if the sun is out and it is warm the tv is forgotten and they want to be out in the garden. The only time they watch loads of tv is during the winter when it is too cold and wet outside to go out.
15 May 08
i actually grew up in front of the tv, and i must say i'm pretty normal. well aside from the fact that i learned how to curse at such a young age,,,LOL
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
15 May 08
Television like many other things in our modern life has to be regulated for your childs age. We monitor what our children watch although they are 12 and 13yrs. old. We also monitor the video games they play and web sites they visit.
@alcazar (762)
• India
15 May 08
everything should be kept to an optimal and strict use....so it should not be like the child is not addicted to it...if you can see that to it ..then idont think there will be a problem..
• United States
15 May 08
I do belive too much tv is very harmful and cetain programs are devistating for young minds. I belive that tv in moderation can help their minds learn and grow. My son learned his alphabet from a childrens show and he points out triangles because of sesame street.Not that I didn't try to teach him by my self they just approched it a little different. I am also very active with them as they watch tv,makeing them repeat things, asking them what they learned and singing the songs with them after the tv is off.