Should children be allowed to see more of tv or not?

India
August 16, 2009 1:32am CST
Hi All, Well as far as i am concerned children's should be allowed to watch tv but to some limited extent , let him/her watch her favorite programs only and place a condition of studying later on in a decent manner ,one should not be harsh on children because then he will be having a bad impression about you and he may not listen to u in future if u ask him not to watch tv. Do you all think i same way or do you have some other suggestions.
9 responses
@terozua (45)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
For me, children should be allowed to watch the tv but it should be under supervision their parents.Normally, when our child watching the tv, it can be help for their growth and built their mind to start thinking something new.
@Ruby722 (798)
• China
17 Aug 09
Hi there I think children should be allowed to watch TV.under this conditional they have finished their homework or something they have to do.When i was a child my father always limited us to watch TV.I was so angry in that time.I have do many homework.So now i think Wtach tv is not a bad thing.Just don't let them spend too much time on it and i think it will learn more knowledges from tv
• United States
17 Aug 09
I believe that television watching should be either a family thing or a "reward". I wasnt brought up that way, I watched television in the morning, after school, at night, and I HAD to watch it to fall asleep, which was horrible. I am much different now. But Ive seen my nephew, who is only 8 and he is severely addicted to television and video games, and his parents can barely get him to play outside, which is ridiculous! My husband and I agreed that when our kids are old enough to understand (like in a year or so), they will not be able to watch their shows/cartoons until a certain time of the day, and not for very long. Otherwise we will try "family time" where we watch it together, like a movie. Also another idea was using it as a reward if they didnt something good.
@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
16 Aug 09
I belong to a generation where children played together in playgroungs, had physical activities, ate three or four times a day and saw TV for maybe an hour a day. I would expect them to pick their program, accept it and then that was it. They had chores at home, read books, did homework. None of my children has weight problems and they did wonderful ay school. I think TV is just another way of getting children out of the way. The problem is that we are making obese robots
• India
16 Aug 09
yeah ! tv help =s children to gain more knowledge instead of reading books and only books.. almost i spend 4 hours daily to watching tv like national geographic, History and discovery channel
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
I allow my child to watch tv. But of course there is a limitation. Usually during classes, my child can watch tv for as long as he has finished all his assignments and have finished studying his lessons. During weekends he can watch longer compared to weekdays. For me there is no problem for a child to watch tv, the important thing is discipline and responsibility.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
depends on what they're watching
@JAYMAR777 (840)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
everything is permisible but not everything is beneficial. As the same is true for all good things, the key will always be moderation. Too much of everything is harmful. Restrictions can discourage people or promote ill feelings. I think the adult should control the children, not the children controlling the adults.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
16 Aug 09
Children should be allowed to watch some tv, but they need to be responsible in their chores and homework first and also get enough exercise in. I don't know why tv gets such a bad wrap. I have learned a lot from tv and not just educational channels. I have learned a lot of words, so tv I know can help build vocabulary.