Dangers of television affects viewers

Jack Wolfe: Business Manager

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Whether it is watching a movie at home or watching a weekly show, television is not unknown. A lot of people watch TV, but could too much of a good thing be bad?

Children ages two through 11 watch over 24 hours of TV per week while adults ages 35 through 49 watch more than 33 hours, according to data from Nielsen media ratings, suggesting that TV time increases the older we get.

The average American watches more than five hours of live television every day.

“[TV], continuously giving us quick information, opinion, analysis, and criticism for just about everything, slowly leads us to stop using our own critical thinking skills. As a consequence, we can be easily misinformed and manipulated,” according to The Unbounded Spirit.

But why listen to a whole bunch of numbers when you can hear what some students think?

“I feel it’s addicting because most people are lacking in studies and then they get bad grades,” said Rohanrose Palanikumar, 9.

Others had similar opinions.

“It can consume their time and make students distracted,” said Victoria Schwegmann, 9.

In conclusion, instead of watching TV for 48 hours on the weekend, go outside and hang out with friends.