In my opinion, TV viewing has really harmed the children. Their mind is the most impressionable one. Anything wrong printed on it, is difficult to remove. I submit that the most telling effect is on children’s health. Many have to wear spectacles because of weak eyesight due to continuous viewing of TV. The regularity of life suffers a lot. Homework is its victim. Studies are not done properly to save time for TV.
I feel strongly that TV viewing exposes the children to an easy life as it is seen in films. But outside, the life is different. Children think that life is like that as is seen in films etc. So this causes frustration at a later stage. The gap between dream (things are shown materializing in a moment in the programmes more popular with children as in a dream) and reality increases and results in disillusionment. So TV viewing is not helping children in making them as responsible and understanding adults. In my opinion, we are giving them an environment which will drift them away from the realities of life. I submit that life is not simply a bed of roses. This will lead to frustration and disillusionment. We, in fact, are weakening the very foundation of our young India by exposing it to TV viewing.
My last point of argument is this that the most serious and harmful effect of TV viewing is the exposure of young minds to violence. I feel very strongly that fighting’s in films, wars between countries, demonstrations or strikes shown in News bulletins or in news strips deaden the to other finer sensibilities necessary for a peaceful co-existence. Sometimes, these take them on a path of violence. I feel strongly that our adolescent youths are taking to crimes, forgeries, dacoities in accordance with what they see on screen.
I whole-heartedly support that TV viewing, therefore, is most harmful for human development.