Relationship Between Children and Television Essay

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A girl enters a room to see her mother sitting on a chair by the window.

She was very deliberately waiting/ Perhaps for my father to com home/ from his night job or maybe for a dream/that had promised to come by/ “come here” she said “i’ll teach you a poem: I see the moon and the moon sees me god bless the moon and god bless me” I taught it to my son who recited it to her. (Giovanni 435)

As the years progress and technology advances, encounters like the previous one becoming more and more scarce. The relationships have become less physically active, and more digitally ordered. Although many parents are trying to preserve the bonds of physical contact and inter-personal discussion, the youth of today are just too embedded in the
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Programs featuring intense violence and subject matter tailored for adult viewers occasionally fall into children’s view, causing a potentially negative influence or bad role model for the child. Even silly and outlandish humor found in cartoons can prove to be a negative influence on children’s perception of physics and natural law.
According to Kyla Boyse from the University of Michigan Health Center, parents can take several steps in protecting and supervising their children. One way is for parents to educate their children on using television for academic purposes, and explaining any violent subject matter to children as they watch, or explaining how some things seen in cartoons are not necessarily allowed in real life. This explanation reinstates that quality time spent with a child, and can be turned into an educational experience. After all, learning what not to do can be just as useful as learning what’s correct.
Another factor in the role of television in a child’s life is the television itself. This one device acts as a vessel to an endless realm of not only story through picture, but the interactive world of playing videogames. Just as the television programs can offer a good influence on children,

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