Reality Television And Its Impact On Children

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Do Reality shows have an impact on young minds?
Reality television shows affect the minds of all those who watch it, but has a larger effect on children because it includes social interaction and it is not always intellectually stimulating. In this research paper, I will be explaining the lack of activities reality television has on young children, how it causes too much drama and how reality television affects the minds of young children. In today’s generation children are exposed to television from their birth on wards and catch their attention quite too early. Children of the age group between 2-5 watch television and form basic concepts in their minds about how things are represented in the Television world and begin to relate real life with it. Reality shows are like addiction of drugs as it becomes very addicting after watching one episode they can’t wait for the next one. On an Average a child spends 4 to 6 hours watching television everyday and 90% of it spent on viewing reality shows. If reality shows are portrayed in an educational manner it can have a
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Most of the time it all depends on who is watching. Similar to what was mentioned in the arguments above it has been proven that the television is not all bad or all good, but both. Television can lead to benefits or bad effects on children depending on how it’s used. Parents should restrict their children to see only programs that that can lead to better improvements in their children and their time spent on television, hoping that their children become good people who benefit their community and the world. It is basically neither good nor bad but its impact is complex in the way that it affects the child’s knowledge, belief’s, and values. Reality stars are becoming role models to teenagers rather than their peers or parents. "Parents can be easily replaced by TV, teaching kids the 'acceptable' ways of
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