HW: 22/07/09 Morning
The children of today are surrounded by numerous technology and entertainment. While there are many positive social and educational effects for children from them, there are also serious negative impacts on their physical and mental health. This essay will examin the positive and negative effects of technology and entertainment in our modern society on the children and show which side holds more strength.
Music is a big part of children’s lives, especially as the children become older and enter adolescence. Music is an important filed of the art and listening to the music should be encouraged. However, it also should not be ignored that the use of earphones or headphones may have a bad effect on children’s ears. Furthermore, some scientists say some kind of music may affect on children’s aggressive behaviour behavior.
Television is especially influential on the children of today. It is obvious that television helps children to learn a variety of things from it, giving educationally benefitial beneficial effects. On the other hand, it is also clear that television may be harmful for children, having socialy socially unacceptable contents.
Another form of entertainment that can have a strong influence on a child’s behaviour is video games. Nowadays video games are recognised as one of major free-time activities. Also some study say that some kind of games may have good effects on children. However, there are other kind of games which contains harmful contents like violence, and they seem to have problems to children’s mental conditions. Moreover, the bad effects on health caused by playing video games, such as bad eyes or less movement, are well know.
In conclusion, music, television and video games are all things that are fun and sometimes educational for kids. However, these media can have negative effects on children and may be a bad influence on them, depending on the content. Children are extremely impressionable and if they are exposed to violent television, music or video games then they will start to emulate that show, artist or song, or video game with their behaviour. These are all so powerful that they should be used to teach children how to problem solve and hep them expand their minds, not show them how to kill someone or teach them other violent behaviour behavior.