Watching television is one of the most popular pastimes in the world. Almost all children do so; some even take the liberty of slipping out of bed unnoticed at night just to watch a show that they like. However, what most people do not realize is that television can ruin your eyesight, cause lack of concentration and can also inculcate many bad habits, especially in young ones. Most shows shown on the television now days involve bright color. According to the media, the brighter the picture, the better it is.
But doctors feel the contrary. Television is one of the main reasons for bad behavior seen in children, especially teenagers. These sudden and intermittent flashes of light are capable of causing serious damage to the eye and can cause temporary blindness and migraine if a person watches television excessively. It allows the children/teens to immerse themselves in the images shown on screen and imagine being in another world, all in the comfort of their own homes.
This is especially seen in the case of people who normally study in the close vicinity of an operational television set. Therefore, they adopt bad habit and may not be able to control themselves in the future due to their continued exposure to the violence and verbal abuse seen on television. When children watch something, they want to be like them like cartoons, always killing, blowing up, or fighting.
For instance: Pokemon, where certain animals with special powers emitted balls of lightning or fire when prompted; many children suffered from headaches as a result of watching the show and complaints are still being issued against the show for the same reason. However, its reputation has been tainted as a result of its disadvantages but with good parental supervision and guidance, such undesirable situations can be avoided. So it’s very important that parents make sure they keep track on what the children watches. Also make sure they don’t watch Television all day. Randy T.