Effects of Television Watching
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The writer proposes that television can be used as an entertainment media, an educative tool or purely for escapism, and that it continues to be a central force in every household in the world. The paper discusses the debate on the benefits of television viewing, some lavishing their praise on the television for its role in promoting education and delivering entertainment, and others expressing their concern about the damaging negative influence that television exerts, particularly over the minds of the young people. The paper discusses the role of the television and the effects it has on society.
Television and Children
Television and Children
From the Paper:"Research has also linked TV viewing with obesity. Frank et.al (2003) analyzed the impact of TV watching and other forms of sedentary behavior and related it to obesity and diabetes 2 conditions among women. This comprehensive research conducted over a six-year period between 1992 and 1998 followed 50,277 women from 11 states. All the women were carefully chosen based on a BMI index less then 30 at the baseline and free from any health problems. At the end of the six years it was found that around 3757 representing 7.5% of the 50,277 women had become clinically obese and 1515 developed type 2 diabetes."
Sample of Sources Used:
- APTS, 'Public Television and Education', Available at, http://www.apts.org/library/upload/Gen.%20Education%20Approps.pdf Accessed on Dec 4th 2005
- CCT, 'The Impact of Video on Student Learning in Formal Education', Accessed on Dec 4th 2005, Available at http://www.uen.org/tv/download/CPB_TV%20final.pdf
- Nemours Foundation, 'How TV Affects Your Child', Available at http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/tv_affects_child.html Accessed on Dec 4th 2005
- Frank B et.al, 'Television Watching and Other Sedentary Behaviors in Relation to Risk of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women', JAMA Vol 289, No 14 Apr 2003, Available Online at,http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/289/14/1785
- Thinkquest, 'The Effects of Television Violence', Available at, http://library.thinkquest.org/5676/effects.htmlAccessed on Dec 4th 2005
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