Can Television Be Harmful to Children
Is television harmful to children
Is television harmful to children? I think television is harmful to children, but I mostly think that it isn't. There are many shows and movies on television that are harmful to children, but there are also many television shows and movies that are not. The biggest influence that has on children is the violence. Many people think that kids do violent things because they see it on television. For example, I read that one child started to his brother because he saw it on television wrestling. When they asked him why he kicked his brother, he said it was cool and he would get up right away just like on television. Now just because there are incidents like that, doesn't mean you can stop the children from watching television. If you were to stop them from watching television, you might as well let them stop listening to some type of music. It is not just shows like wrestling that influence children. I think one of most to children is the news. They keep showing the same things over and over again. For example, after the school shooting in Colorado, the news kept going back to it again and again and again. There were many shootings right after that one.
Can Television Be Harmful to Children?
Two Chicago GSB economists have gone where few economists have gone before—the debate about whether or not television is harmful to children. , an assistant professor of economics, and Jesse Shapiro, a research fellow, looked at . Their findings, released by the , showed television had very little effect. Elizabeth Vandewater, a leading figure in the study of television and children praised Gentzkow and Shapiro’s efforts for providing “more evidence that television is not uniformly evil or bad”.