People say that watching television is bad for children. What do you think? Develop both arguments, positive and negative, and give your opinion.
Some people think watching television is bad for children in all ways. Others say it is good for children to get knowledge.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Watching Television is a common way for many people to spend their leisure time(空闲时间). However, there is a debate about whether children should be permitted to watch television programmes or not. Personally, it seems to me that this issue has its own merits and demerits in some aspects.
There are many people who are opposed to children’s watching television, and they argue that it is bad for children in all ways as it may exert negative influences on children’s physical and psychological development(身心发展）if they watch Television too much. The main concern is that a child who spends too much time sitting in front of a screen tends to have a weak body and poor eyesight(近视）due to lack of physical exercise(身体锻炼)• As a result, their study will be negatively affected and their future would be worrying. Another concern is about their mental progress which needs various types of interactive activities, but obviously excessive (过量的)Television viewing can not meet such a requirement. In fact, they may lost in the virtual world(虚拟世界) and be insensitive(不敏感的)to people around them, even including their parents, and this is detrimental(有害的)to their family relationship and their emotional development.
In conclusion,although watching Television may have negative effects on children’s physical and psychological health, I believe that the positive influences which it could encourage children to acquire knowledge should not be ignored.