Harms of Watching Television

632 WordsJan 31, 20183 Pages
There are benefits to watching TV like gaining minimal knowledge, but in comparison to how harmful it can be that small amount of knowledge isn’t worth it. Also television can harm a child’s development, encourage laziness, and cause you to obtain an addiction to it. There are so many things that you can damage when you watch TV on a regular basis, why do this to yourself? To begin, the first few years of life are very critical for a child’s development, why ruin it by using a TV as a babysitter? Research states that children who are always watching TV, or even just have it on as background noise, aren’t as likely to develop "Theory of mind". "Theory of mind" is the idea that you aren’t the only one that has a mind. Since you can’t actually see someone else’s mind it’s only logical to base it off of you having one , it allows people to come to the realization that other people have beliefs and desires different from their own, children who are constantly exposed to television have a more likely risk of not developing this which can lead to autism, schizophrenia, and other such things. To add, children who are always watching TV are more likely to form an attention disorder and this can result in academic and social trouble. These disabilities can lead to a very challenging life that might have been avoidable if you tried to help them walk, develop speech, and obtain reading skills, instead of just sitting them in front of a TV all day.
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