While TV has become a household product and has revolutionized the way of daily entertainment, a majority of people are concerned over certain TV programs that could negatively affect or mislead teenagers. I can not agree more and believe that TV has exerted more negative effects on people.
TV programs such as reality show can be rather misleading for the youth. This genre has a proclivity for spotlighting meanness, greed, deception and other negative personality traits in competitive platforms. For example, reality shows such as “Survivor," “Big Brother, and “The Apprentice” expect participants to be crafty, deceptive and mean-spirited as a general rule. Oftentimes, the winners are those who have the least amount of moral scruples. Many of the topics on "The Real World," for example, focus on jealousy, pettiness, partying and substance abuse because producers believe that problems and conflicts create more engaging television.
TV dramas with intriguing plots can also be a distraction for employees and students. An online survey conducted among 1,210 people by the China Youth Daily Social Investigation Center shows that 60 percent of the participants believed that TV dramas have negative effects on teenagers. Many students refer to the phenomenon of their classmate addicted to TV dramas and fail to concentrate on their homework or even classes. Unsurprisingly, these students often fail to achieve good academic performance. Worse, influenced by the romantic love in the TV dramas, girls or boy may be indulged in their fantasies and longing for a romantic relationship and show the least attention to school work.
Violence scenes on TV have negative effects on children and make them more aggressive as well. Their nature becomes more violent. There are many extreme cases when children created havoc in their schools in shooting accidents. Children could think that they are super heroes and jump from high rise building thus creating a threat for their life. They may become more aggressive and rude in nature. There health may be spoiled due to watching excessive television.
Therefore, it’s not hard to see that television can be more harmful than beneficial and entertaining.