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Is television really bad for children? The answer might be varied. But guardians often claim that actually television has many cons for children rather than pros.

Television is the boon of science and one of the most significant miracles of science. It has brought about a revolution in the field of entertainment, education and communication.

Indeed humans should be grateful to its inventor. One can watch movie, talk and live pictures while sitting at home. Modern children are addicted to watching television. They waste their precious time watching it all the time.

It is said that the TV is an one eyed monster. Instead of spending time studying, they waste it watching TV unnecessarily.

Children should not be let near the TV. All television shows are inherently worthless which the children watch ardently and get addicted to.

Almost all children do nothing but sit around and stare at the TV set the whole day. It is obvious that before the invention of the TV, children used to entertain themselves by reading and exploring new worlds through the pages of countless books.

Books can offer children a wonderful world where knowledge and imagination intermingle. Books allow them to think and encourage discovering the world on their own unlike the TV which leaves no room even for imagination.

It clamps down children’s mind with its visuals and stops them from physical and mental activity. In addition to keeping children still, the TV dulls their senses and blunts their imagination.

They become incapable of creating new ideas and get stuck with the same images thrown at them. Watching TV decreases creativity.

TV advertisements don’t help to get real information. People become passive and most of them forget their culture, tradition and duties. Isn’t it good to get new information by watching TV? Why is it all bad?

Though there are some pros and cons of watching TV. We cannot avoid it completely. We should be selective instead of watching TV all the time randomly.

We should watch programs which are informative and entertaining. Watching quiz shows can increase our knowledge. By watching recipe channels, we can learn many recipes.

Various reality shows like singing, dancing, acting can motivate people, who are interested in that field. There are both advantages and disadvantages of watching TV more for children.

So, we should be very careful on things like: what are they watching? How much time they spend watching TV?