TV viewing ..it affects the behavioral changes in young children.

Thiruvananthapuram, India
April 23, 2007 12:22pm CST
excessive and unmonitored TV viewing can change the behavioral moods of kids. Interest in Tom & Jerry is out. Violence, vulgarity ,bloodshed and savagery are the in-things.Hence isn't it better to cut down TV viewing time and prompt young children to spend more time in reading, playing and having fun ..
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@GardenGerty (115043)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Just as they tell you about your computer, Garbage In, Garbage Out (gigo) it is the same about your mind. That does not just mean TV and Video games, but the wrong conversations, the wrong books and music. Let's fill our minds and our ears and our hearts with things that are positive and educational.Lets get up and move our bodies.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
23 Apr 07
My kids likes watching the Disney channel. Something about Brandy & Whiskers. Now my youngest will watch anything as long as it has a dog in it. So far she has only three of the Air Bud movies including the new one with the puppies. When they are not watching tv, they are playing games, listening to Kid Bop music. My youngest will sit and play a long time with her Littlest Pet Shop collection of hers. My youngest doesn't know how to read yet, so I been appointed the desinated reader. When they do play video games, they have been playing the Lego Star Wars game, which is really cute. The cartoons I missed that my oldest used to watch came on Toon Disney. Little Mermaid, Hercules, Chip & Dale, etc. Now those I liked to sit down and watch. I never got into Tom % Jerry, Bugs Bunny, etc. When I was a kid, we wasn't allowed to watch those Saturday morning cartoons. Being a sibling of four kids, we always went outside and played games. We didn't have any video games either. Kids today loses there imagination I think. Not being able to make up a game and have a set of rules to go along with it, now those was the days.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I agree completely. It is very important to limit a childs television viewing content and time. Our children should play, and do constructive things such as reading and going outside and doing things with other children or with their parents.
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@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
25 Apr 07
I accept that tv viewing affects the behaviour of children but it depends upon Parents too. There r many children still watch cartoons on tv but how can they get fun if they do n't have any person with whom they play then what should they do???? There is nothing bad in allowing children to watch tv but Parents must observe their children that what do they watch. We are n't allowed to tuone english channles at our home.
• India
25 Apr 07
Yes, that is true. Children's minds are raw and tender and they'll take shape the way they are moulded. The audio-visual medium is very powerful and effective. Things which show wrong things like intolerance, selfishness, evil behavior, voilence, obscenity will make children think that world is like this in real, and/or atleast bring emotional disturbances. So children's tv viewing should be monitored. They should be shown more of informative programs and value inculcating programs. And maximum time for viewing tv should be fixed.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
24 Apr 07
That is quite through. I know a parent that make their child watch too much cartoons. the child ended up imitating the things that the cartoon characters did on TV. some of the things are really not suitable for a child to do. Parents should be monitoring what their child watch on TV.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
24 Apr 07
They say that kids are becoming desensitized to violence from television and video games. It wouldn't hurt to put a limit on how much they can watch. Kids should be out playing with other kids instead of watching tv on a nice day.