The Negative Influence of TV in Our Lives
If you belong in the 80’s like I do, you must be familiar with some popular TV shows like “The Cosby Show” or “Rosanne”. I’m not here to remind you about the show, but there is one nostalgic piece of electronic in my house which is a constant reminder of the 80’s. It is an old VCR TV that was gifted to me by my mum after I completed college. It was one piece of electronic that I couldn’t live without then; maybe that is the reason that it still sticks around in my library despite it having outlived its usefulness.
Back then, the VCR not only provided me with entertainment content, educational materials and some crappy news which I never believed in, it enabled me play console games. That is one aspect about the TV that really enabled me pass time when I was really bored.
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Being a father and a teacher by profession, I have noticed how rapidly TV content has changed and how in many instances it negatively affects us as a society. The content on TV today is not the way it was back then. Today we have many premium cable and satellite TV subscription, mind you they are preferred because of less commercial, which have dozens of reality shows which could be negatively affecting our children and especially the teens.
Let’s face it. Because of the entertainment content provided by the myriad of TV shows today, children and teens like to be glued to the TV anytime they feel idle. They want to scan through the various channels out there as they search for something interesting to keep them ‘alive’. But there are consequences of watching too much of these reality shows because the drama therein is much far from reality. Much of what entertains us is full of violence, crime and at time horrifying.
We Need to Teach Children to Have a Conscience
Basically, there is no way that you can completely keep off children from TV content. It better to teach them to differentiate between what is right and wrong. This could be applicable if you are ready to watch a TV program with your child. After the program is over you can discuss it together. Talk about a scene that thrilled him/her and what they depict from it.
They need to be logical enough to determine that the content was created just for entertainment and may necessarily have no moral lesson at the end of the show. For instance, it the content is filled with some Mexican drug scenes, let them know that drugs is never good for them and will eventually harm them if they ever think of engaging in them.
Let them be at a position to discern what is good for their lives at the end of the day. Children need to have a clear opinion about the TV content and you need to listen to them and guide them appropriately. Parental guidance is always of paramount to our kids.
Use parental Control Features
Most of the TV shows have an age limit and it is of essence to ensure that you enable the parental control features to control the content that your child may be viewing especially for small kids who may watch some show while you are not around.
It is of common knowledge thatthe moral fabric of our society has weakened rapidly in the recent years and you don’t what your child to be exposed to the rot while still at a tender age. Therefore make sure that you control that and explain to them and make them understand that you are doing so for their own good. If you have been offering good parenting top them, it will be easier for them to understand.
They need to understand that as a parent you are preventing them from the negative influence that they may be exposed to.