The Influence of Television
Television is a source for top entertainment adored by all ages but
the programs are influencing the eyes of the viewers both in a good
and bad way. Violence, sex and bad language is currently shown at
earlier and earlier times, leaving especially children prone to mature
With the television the most watched object in the country, it is not
a surprise that nearly everyone has one in their homes. Due to such
expectations from the high attendance, each channel must broadcast
whatever will make them the most money. This normally includes
exciting and "saucy" scenes.
TV nowadays is a huge icon to children as this influences them more
than anything. They enjoy programs such as "Power Rangers" which teach
them to fight whenever in trouble. The acting seems so realistic to
the children that they imitate it, causing violence.
But Parents are unaware that children react to TV in such a way. Most
encourage watching the television but are shocked to find their son or
daughter swearing. Surely this is inevidable. Often the elders don’t
even know if their child is watching the box at certain times such as
if a TV is in their bedroom or Mum and Dad are late home from work. TV
also encourages rebellion against Parents from such shows as
"Roseanne". This threatened the discipline in the child’s life as they
begin to ignore not just their parents but everyone, resulting in bad
language, scruffy clothes, aggressiveness and sexual precociousness.
Ten years ago television would have never shown "The Jerry Springer
Show" but in this day and age companies would do anything to gain
viewers, even if it is morally corrupt. It teaches them to have no
feelings or to know right from wrong.
Nowadays, it is difficult to predict the maturity of the children as
there is such a wide range. So in order to be safe, and not sorry, the
broadcasters must expect the viewers to be younger than they really
are. This could eventually reduce any adult material in any program.
Also depending on the maturity of the children, one could react to
adult material in a better way than another could.
But isn’t television watched in order to...