Effects of television on the modern family
You wake up and with a push of a button simply turn on the television set and the day of violence begins. When we need a moment we turn to television for our relaxation time, we also use the television as a way to amuse our children and entertain our spouses. It is such a simple and easy stimulant that it has become a necessary part of the culture and world we live in and pass time of every family. It is the only time, when we can forget about all the family troubles and the difficulties of our day. The sofa sitting across from the television set has become the place of rest, contemplation and place of togetherness for the “family” of the 20th century. People choose sitting down to a movie, television show or sports game instead of playing together, having in-depth talks, eating a family meal together and use this time as their family bonding time. “It is senseless to deny the all-embracing negative effect the existence of television has brought to our lives. But to make our point of view ultimately convincing we will introduce to your attention certain facts that people do not want to accept and often try to justify.” (Steyer 2003) The groundwork for tomorrow’s society are the children of today, and the way they develop reflects how our world will look tomorrow and television has played a huge role in how our children are influenced and developing. The television epidemic has negative effects and these are facts that are well known to all parents, but are ignored by most of them in order to put some of the responsibility for bringing up their children on the shoulders the television networks, movie companies and advertising companies. The modern parent or parents work a lot; have errands, meetings and other tedious tasks. However it is often when they get home from their “busy” day they are not eager to spend quality time with their child. “The consequences of this fact are the following: kids are given to themselves...
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