Effects of Television on Youth

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Lakshmi said: (Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:07:24 AM)    
Everything in universe has 2 faces as a coin (+ve & -ve). In similar way some aspects TV is good & some aspects it is bad. I didn't say definitely TV is good or bad. But I say one thing, in what way we receive is the ultimate thing. It is depends upon the feelings and nature of youth. But one thing, every one easily attracted to evil thoughts as compare to goodness, even though TV is good for something but it shows much impact on youth to become an evil ones.

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Chudasama Dilipsinh said: (Thu, Apr 10, 2014 01:53:39 PM)    

Wouldn't say the Tv is bad or good, because everything that has a disadvantage also has an advantage. Like in our schools today we are being thought about sciences but this are theoretically done. Take a look at this movie "kyle xy" it is talking about sciences and how this particular boy was made. Science students learn from this type of movie. It can also be a means of entertainment it can also be used to relieve stress. All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

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Sanjeev said: (Fri, Apr 4, 2014 12:26:27 AM)    
In my view television doesn't have a bad impact on childrens. Sometimes there was some bad scene comes on it. They can be change at that time. But we can't blame completely that it is bad, as we know television has a lots of importance as its a what to entertainment. Without t. We it will feel so much of bored. Today there are many programs which educate about the life and motivate us to good. So its totally depends on the individual that whether the person is making benefit of it or uses as a just timepass.

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Ashwani Agarwal said: (Fri, Mar 28, 2014 07:41:48 AM)    
Hi friends,

Television has been rightly called an "idiot box "; it has 99% detrimental effects on the youth. Starting from their childhood, television plays an important role in conversion of puerile bairn into a jackanapes.

The mindset is greatly influenced by derogatory shows on television. It has been reported that, the malfeasance committed by youths are most of the times influenced by television.

The plethora of advertisements is causing unnecessary demands among youths, which is eventually a cause of distress for the parents and at the end delude consumers.

The rise of various diseases among the youth is also one of the contributions of television.

Concord between the family members which use to exist is curtailing due to the various Television shows.

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Gaurav Sharma said: (Fri, Mar 14, 2014 03:31:19 PM)    
I agree with all with saying that everything has its pros and cons but it depends on individual that how they are gonna use it. On this topic I want to say that in my opinion the television makes a child mature at early age. And he/ she knows all the things that one should not supposed to know. And a child knows everything but one understands in his own way like in faded form that is the main concern to worry.

As we say, incomplete knowledge is more dangerous that no knowledge. So, it comes on parents to check the children about what they are watching and what they are thinking about the television. If the childhood is well then the teenage and younger age will automatically be good.

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Akansha said: (Tue, Mar 11, 2014 08:04:06 PM)    
I agreed with all of you, now I would like to share my point of view.

As every coin has two side, so here we could not blame technology that why television is discovered. It is up to our mind that we should know what is good or bad for us. One side where television plays a powerful communicating media and other side it plays a negative role for the youth and children's mind who are addicted to television. So there is a responsibility comes to parents that they should not allow children to watch anything they want to and when children mind moves towards right thing from childhood they could understand what is right for them to built a positive character.

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Deepika said: (Tue, Mar 4, 2014 01:25:40 PM)    
Most of youth are adicting to foreign channels. Whatever we see we should leave there itself thinking about that movie depends on our mindset. And the most important thing is we should not take them as inspiration.

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Bhagyesh Pandya said: (Fri, Feb 28, 2014 11:04:02 PM)    
I think that television is not good or bad. It depends on our mind, if we are comfortable then its good and if we are not comfortable it's bad !

Let me explain you with an example:

Like knife (WONDER HOW A KNIFE) a knife is used for cutting and chopping vegetables and on other hand knife is used to kill persons same is television if it's producing hundreds of good and bad channels then it depends on us what would we like to see!?

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Sameer Shaikh said: (Sat, Feb 22, 2014 07:53:28 PM)    
"All play and no work makes jack a mere toy". This is practical case happening in all younger ages. Young prefers indoor games and TV shows rather than outdoor games. Also most of the market products are aimed at young people.

The television takes us to hypnotic state. Also watching television shifts our brain work from Left brain to Right side of the brain. Thus as right side of rain does not analyse the incoming information. The right side of the brain is responsible for Emotional feelings. Thus, this makes us to feel that everything in TV as real and true. The right side of the brain releases few chemicals which makes us to feel good, which later reduces brain activity and its intelligence.

Watching TV not only affects brain activities but also health. This results in lack of concentration. Also the characters replicates on the younger ones, either good or bad character.

Young behave more violently and they become addict to TV. This teaches young both good and bad things. Now a days, the world is up-to-dated on TV. Many things are taught through TV. Its powerful communicating media.

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Sivenathi said: (Thu, Feb 20, 2014 03:37:41 PM)    
Well I agree with all my friends that television has good and bad effects on our youth and its up to the parents to look at the age restriction and not allow their children to watch anything they want to, just like my friends watch big brother even though they are under 18 but I am not allowed to watch it because I am under 18 so parents please be careful what you allow your children to watch because everything might backfire and you will regret allowing them to watch whatever they want thank you.

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Sathvik said: (Sun, Feb 16, 2014 01:20:24 PM)    
Good Effects.

1. Television gives exposure to children on different cultural experiences.

2. Television also keeps children aware of current events and news related items. Watching educational programs on television help the kids use it effectively, as a complement to school education.

3. Quality shows on television can impart knowledge and important values and lessons.

4. Watching music concerts and art shows can make the kids aware of the various genres of music around the world.

5. Television helps a child in spending time with family members, when all of them are watching the same show.

6. Watching documentaries, especially fragmented for children, opens doors of world in their mind.

Bad Effects.

Excessive television viewing is seen to trigger violence or aggression in children. Watching violent scenes at an early stage might make the kids scary of the world and find every other human being as mean. Often known as 'mean and scary world' syndrome, it might push them backwards in taking decisions of life. Sitting in front of the television, for long hours, has been linked with obesity, as physical activity gets diminished considerably. Children become influenced towards eating junk food, as there is a lot of promotion on the television, regarding the same.

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Sathvik said: (Sun, Feb 16, 2014 01:10:58 PM)    
Good evening to one and all,

The television is badly affecting the youth showing reality shows like fear factors, crime patrol etc. But television also has good effects like knowing the current news in our country, world through news channels, and making children to know GK through discovery channels.

SO, I both support and oppose the television.

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Bavithra said: (Sat, Feb 15, 2014 05:36:05 AM)    
Hi friends,

I would like to share my views.

Television is not affecting the youth, rather it telecast the current news to each and everyone. If we are likely to hit by a storm or if we are going to face some natural disasters like tsunami, we do precautions to protect us. From where do we knew this?

Without television you won't get these kind of information's within minutes. Its up to you whether you take the right or wrong.

If there are many unnecessary programs telecast-ed in it you just don't watch that, if you use tv for an entertainment you can get that entertainment anywhere.

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Aysha said: (Thu, Feb 6, 2014 08:49:07 PM)    
Hi friends,

Yes of course, television is well affected in youths. It can be either in a good or bad manner, well that completely depends on each individual. It is how they take it. Some may be really benefited because of television in the sense that they get many new ideas or a platform to deliver their own ideas. Whereas some may be very badly affected because of their wrong approach towards television.

So as a conclusion, I would like to say that television is neither a boon or a bane!

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Sunny Kumar Sahu said: (Tue, Feb 4, 2014 11:30:15 PM)    
In today's life television has became an essential part of our life. Today no one has Time to talk some light words with others. Television forms a vital role in their recreational purpose.

I would not say that it hampers our studies because before the invention of television and after it's invention students do manage to perform good result. I would say television shows the outside world at their young age so they could handle outside world more efficiently.

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Chepuri Jagadish said: (Fri, Jan 31, 2014 02:21:59 AM)    
Television playing a crucial role in present day activities, through television we know that what is going in our country, world. In every thing there is advantages and disadvantages, if we use it for advantage it is useful for us, if we misuse it depends on us.

For example, a match box is used for cooking and burning also, so we can't blame a match box.

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Vidya said: (Sat, Jan 25, 2014 09:42:29 PM)    
Hello friends, I am absolutely satisfied with all and one's opinion. Everything in this world will have it's shades of white and black. The purpose of inventing TV is not getting fulfilled as of now we can say. The people are getting more and more addicted to TV. TV has become important, necessary part of their life. There are many shows coming on TV.

Daily soaps, reality shows and etc. People try to follow, implement those things in real life. Sometimes some things will work. But not always. It will trouble them in Society. Long time watch affects eyes badly. We just get lazy. Some health problem will occur. So now youth need to think on this. "Each and Everything has a Limit".

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Kiran said: (Sun, Jan 19, 2014 11:04:33 AM)    
TV serials give more more more impact on youngsters mind and they are implementing that in life even females also how to handle boys, and mostly boys do rude behavior with girls when they are facing problematic, I am not criticizing just telling what you are teaching boys, please please please show humble behavior of boys towards in problematic condition, because girls are doing that, but girls are slightly bad, but I think that is OK, because when boys are doing like that, then girls can do that, that makes good people bad, so stop showing rude behavior towards girls please please please.

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Mrunal said: (Sat, Jan 18, 2014 12:11:09 PM)    
Television has both good effect and adverse effect. As we that everything which is present in the universe has some advantages and some disadvantages, so television can not stay out from these, it has also some ad and some disadvantage. Advantage is we know that the whats going in the world. & disadvantage is time pass of student.

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Keerthana said: (Mon, Jan 6, 2014 05:16:23 PM)    
Hello friends,

According to my point of view, television plays crucial role in today's world. Because from that people who all are not even illiterate can knows what is happening in and around the world. It telecasts news, sport events, new products that are arrives in market etc. From this people can get the information. Many TV channels provides good programs such as debate, sessions regarding education and health. People can make use of it. Also many TV shows provides a platform to bring out youngster's talent such as dance, singing etc.

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Nihilist said: (Sat, Dec 28, 2013 05:18:14 PM)    
As food, shelter and clothing are essential for survival, this generation humans believe that television (though not necessary) is essential for his day-to-day although their requirement vary from one another. Because that is the level of dependence on this electronic device. As for the effects, rather than the television it is the individual who chooses the way that he should be affected.

Take a white sheet, make a black mark on its centre. Now hold it to a group of youngsters and ask "What do you see?". The response will vary for sure. Some will say "White sheet with a black mark" and some "Black mark on a white sheet". So its up to the youth whether to watch the white or black. But even so merely watching it for fun/time pass is not going to affect him. On the other side it he takes it to personal level and tries to practice/implement in his life, then its a matter of concern.

Also with the advent of set top boxes where we are given the luxury of choosing between numerous channels parents can refrain from subscribing to those channels telecasting obscene contents. Or the Regulatory authority can ask the channels to telecast those programs with obscene contents after regular hours say between 10:00 pm to 03:00 am.

Earlier television was perceived as a source of entertainment. But today it caters to various needs through news channels, discovery channel, educational programs and many. It should never be banned, it at all it can be 'regulated'.

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Sweety said: (Tue, Dec 17, 2013 11:50:30 AM)    
According to my point of view, it not only depends on youth/child who are watching the television but it also depends on what type of TV shows that are been telecasted in television, we find many good programs like "sathya meva jeyathe" many of people encouraged this and many of the solutions of common people are sorted out, so care should be taken by the channel authorities to telecast the shows with are useful to every one.

Many cheap tricks are played in reality shows so one should be wise enough to get useful things or to watch the useful shows. Because of few disadvantages we cannot completely band the television right so some changes that are needed are to be taken care by the TV authorities and we should also guide our younger ones from not being addicted to watch some stupid programmes.

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Thota Siva said: (Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:34:25 PM)    
Hi dear friends, good evening to all. You all have expressed valid points.

I would like to say few points about the Television.

My point of view Television is one of the very useful technology to the human.

We Can learn many things through watching TV, it is not only for Entertainment purpose, Now days are parents are so busy to telling stories to the children. The children can see history and they can find the new technology through Discovery channels. Elders can know the current updates through News Channels. We can know the everything what happening's in our surrounds and in the whole world.

Every coin has two sides. That's depends on the user usability.

Please ever never Blame the Technology it is one of the Good communication media.

Thank you.

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Anandakrishnan said: (Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:33:31 AM)    
Television has a wide range range of good and bad effects especially on growing youth between 10 to 16 age group.

There are many important uses of television in children such as quiz programmes and sports channels to improve the gk and physical skills of growing children so television plays a major role in the development of electronic media.

Hope you all understand what I know about effects of TV on teenagers.

On support for television.

Thank you.

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Tanya Shrotriya said: (Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:24:48 PM)    
Hello friends!

I think that television is not good or bad. It depends on our mind if we are comfortable then its good and if we are not comfortable its bad! let me illustrate you with an example like a knife (WONDER HOW A KNIFE?) a knife is used for cutting and chopping vegetables and on other hand knife is used to kill a person too! For this reason only knife cannot be banned or manufacturing cannot be stopped same is television if it is producing hundreds of good and bad channels then it depends on us what we would like to see!? Please I request you all that don't blame television instead of your hands because.

"It is the hands using it should be blamed, not the technology ".

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Noor Us Sabah said: (Sun, Nov 10, 2013 09:57:45 AM)    
Hello friends.

Today TV has become an important part of every family. It is the best gift that technology has given us. Like everything it has both positive and negative points. It depends on us what we choose. Watching it 4 a long time affects our eyes and we lose interest in everything. It kills our physical ability, we'll become lazy. And there are advantages as well. We can know things happening around the world just sitting at 1 place. We get knowledge by watching programmes like KBC, Bournvita Quiz contest and many more. So it is the hands that use TV should be blamed not the technology. Using it in an appropriate manner we must make use of the best technology.

I hope every one would like it.

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Kumaresan R said: (Wed, Nov 6, 2013 07:52:53 PM)    
Proud to be a part of you guys!

In my opinion TELEVISION is invented for good thing like NUCLEAR FISSION AND FUSION reactions to generate electricity, but it used for destruction purpose. Similarly Now a days television the box arresting the children. The child watching tv are not ready to move from the place he/she sat. In my childhood days we used to play in roads and grounds in the evening time and weekends. But now a usual life of child consist of school, tuition and tv.

A survey report says in 2020 the quantity of buyers of specs in the age less than 14 will be higher than adults. The main reason of this is television. However the television has many interesting and useful things in it. Parents should look after their child. Blaming the invention is a biggest mistake, we should blame the hand which is handling the invention! Thank you guys, POSITIVE & NEGATIVE RESPONSE are welcome!

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M.K.Prasad said: (Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:51:34 PM)    
I think, television is more good compare to the bad points. Because tv is one of the most important thing in our life, with the help of we can watch news, sports, movies, videos and latest knowledge etc.

It also provide the lot of entertainment and knowledge. If any person say that it has -ve effects or time wastage then he is saying our personal feeling not a problem of alls\ persons.

We are able to think what is good or bad for us.


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Kareena said: (Wed, Oct 9, 2013 04:41:24 PM)    
Definitely, television was made as a source of entertainment and we gradually enjoy while watching television. But it also has some bad effects on us especially on children. One of the reasons is that some channels are not there for children but still it is available to them. But because of the highly advanced technologies now-a-days, we have an option to have only those channels on television which are selected by us and thus is the safest way not to get a bad effect on children. I conclude that if there are problems for televisions, then there are also the solutions to it.

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Mani said: (Tue, Oct 1, 2013 12:27:26 PM)    
Every coin has two sides. Television has good and bad both effects on youth. People just watch television for entertainment. They doesn't want to opt good things from it and now a days Television has become a best way to sell thoughts and products. All realities shows and TV shows are showing cheap content to increase TRP only.

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Asmita Joshi said: (Sun, Sep 29, 2013 12:46:19 PM)    
various positive as well as negative aspects of television are mentioned above and also all of them are absolutely right.It's true that children get highly influenced by television but what if even you make them stop watching television????? there are still various alternatives of T.V.
There are several other media like internet and computer through which they can watch whatever they want.
And also now a days you can facilitate your T.V. sets with the only channels you want to watch and your kids to watch....i think this would be the safest way to opt.

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Asmita Joshi said: (Sun, Sep 29, 2013 12:42:33 PM)    
Various positive as well as negative aspects of television are mentioned above and also all of them are absolutely right. It's true that children get highly influenced by television but what if even you make them stop watching television? there are still various alternatives of TV.

There are several other media like internet and computer through which they can watch whatever they want.

And also now a days you can facilitate your TV. Sets with the only channels you want to watch and your kids to watch. I think this would be the safest way to opt.

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Prakhs said: (Tue, Aug 27, 2013 09:52:11 PM)    
Ok friends so our topic is effects of television on youth but what I see here is people are diverting them from the topic, our discussion is based on the advantages or disadvantages but we want to discuss on the effects.

Everything has good effects and bad effects but nowadays television is affecting our youth badly. Like we can see people are getting addicted to smoking, drinking, drugs. These are the effects of television. Now if you ask how I can say this then the answer is simple people watches their favorite actor/actress doing these things so they also want to do. This is having wrong impact on our society.

Also they sometimes show the "A" grade scenes which should not be allowed on television. If kids watches these things then it have negative effects on them. Also these Creates a type of violence streak in the viewers. Long time watching creates physical health problems. Psychological impact through various shows like fear files, crime patrol etc.

So finally I want to conclude that television is having more negative effects than positive effects on youth.

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Puligilla Raju said: (Mon, Aug 26, 2013 09:17:39 PM)    

"Everything has a limit". So, they have lot of advantages. Because news, products advertisement. Etc. So we buy the products easily. There are many knowledgeable channels by which we can get knowledge. Many news channels are like that. As humans supposed to be the wisest of all creatures, it would suit the human fellows and prove their intelligence if we could extract the best.

Out of any technology inventions, rather than putting their utility in debate. Television if used as a medium for gathering news about society and world. Would be very helpful. As everything has its pros and cons so does television. Under aged children nowadays are getting too much information than required.


Therefore the only way is to put a control on the youth. Anyway I shouldn't say that because a teenager could not be controlled by any other Therefore the only way is to put a control on the youth. Anyway I shouldn't say that because a teenager could not be controlled by any other Person. TEEN himself/herself should put control on themselves. If this is done by every child, if everyone can take an oath with their full heart. TV would become one of the most valuable piece of invention helping HRD (Human Resource Development) ever made.

Finally we are using good way it is good or bad way it is bad.

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Sathya said: (Mon, Aug 19, 2013 07:02:46 PM)    
The effect of the Television is.

"Everything has a limit". So, they have lot of advantages. Because news, products advertisement. Etc. So we buy the products easily.

Then the main disadvantage is lot of time we watching TV means eye power reduction, Headache, less capacity etc.

So the effect is, depends upon our using mind only.

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Yogesh said: (Mon, Aug 19, 2013 05:02:48 PM)    
Hello friends,

See ultimately it is depend on us what to see and what not.

TV has both good and bad effet for us. But I think TV has slightly more good effect than bad. Because if you are good person then you will see a good channel. There are many knowledgeable channels by which we can get knowledge. Many news channels are like that. As per bed channels are concern we shoul restict that channels. We are able to think what is good or bad for us.

For underage small childrens their perents shold be aware of what my child is watching and take an action on that.

Thank you.

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Harshika said: (Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:06:57 PM)    
Effects of television on youth is too much from the past years if we investigate online. All the younger generation have started adopting western culture. They are forgetting the rituals, and values. Even they are not performing their duties sincerely forgetting parents and enjoying the today's modern life. They are not efficient enough to complete their goals also. TV has made them couch potatoes killing interest of actions required to be done for them to make their career. On the other hand, some young ones have learnt a lot, become an expert in handling any situation and challenges enhancing more and more of their knowledge by watching knowledgeable TV shows like discovery, national geographic etc.

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Jaga said: (Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:25:12 PM)    
I feel discussing on whether television is a boon or a bane we curse the technology and its beautiful effects which has amazingly designed the human life and made it simple, unless which we could not even able to sit below a 'fan'.

As humans supposed to be the wisest of all creatures, it would suit the human fellows and prove their intelligence if we could extract the best out of any technology inventions, rather than putting their utility in debate.

Television has a huge importance on a nation's all-round development and particularly when it comes to INDIA its just couldn't be ignored. Its a medium through which every corner of the nation could be reached to spread awareness rapidly on any nation matter seeking public support or providing information.

Therefore I will conclude that we must concentrate on going forward and should use the technology in an optimistic way.

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Shiva said: (Tue, Jul 30, 2013 08:41:37 PM)    

I believe whatever we hear see or listen ultimately has a lasting impact on our brain. And ultimately our lives. As knowingly or unknowingly we do turn on the channels which we are not supposed to watch. Or on the other hand. The utter nonsensical things such as daily soaps and vulgar reality shows. No wonder we watch them in our leisure time for time pass but ultimately we would somehow find ourselves pondering over the silly fights the characters are having. Which is a waste of time and energy.

Television if used as a medium for gathering news about society and world. Would be very helpful. As everything has its pros and cons so does television. Under aged children nowadays are getting too much information than required. Which ultimately results in them maturing at younger age and losing innocence. On the other hand it also gives required knowledge which if gathers proves to very helpful as television has "vision" cascaded to it. The things seen would have the longing effect on minds as compared to things read or heard.

So, it depends on the users as what do with the "idiot box".

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Neha Garg said: (Tue, Jul 30, 2013 01:50:08 PM)    
Effects of Television on youth.

Everything has good and bad aspect. It depends only us. How can we use it or what purpose use it. We get recent knowledge in what is happening in our world. We watching show like jhalk dikhlaga, dance India dance etc. This type reality show watching youth they can do something special, what they want and what they deserve. We get up-to-date news about politics, economy, religion, corruption etc. In news channel. But long time watching TV. It affected to our physical body.

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A 10Th Grader said: (Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:24:34 PM)    
Hello friends,

I am so much agreeing with all the points given in this discussion. Most of us bring front and prove the point that every coin have 2 sides. TV is good at the same time bad. We've heard/read the point that its goodness or badness is absolutely based on its user. Taking a channel or a program to see, is an act like taking a single iron nail from a load of sand with a magnet. Here magnet is our wisdom and truthfulness. A child or youth who choose to see the bad content on the TV is showing his/her untruthfulness to everyone who trust him/her mainly his/her parents. Let me say a new point that children trying to imitate their heroes and reaching absolute danger. Addiction to TV also makes one obese and make children lazy and wouldn't let them do their school work.

Powerfully showing only the disadvantages of a technology is trait to it because we use it daily. After a whole day of trigonometry, chemistry, physics labs, C++, some time on TV helps RELAXING AND ENTERTAIN the mind with which only our brain could reach its maximum productivity. The creators or producers of the program or the product only aim a certain age group. They don't see before producing it that youth could access it.

Therefore the only way is to put a control on the youth. Anyway I shouldn't say that because a teenager could not be controlled by any other person. TEEN himself/herself should put control on themselves. If this is done by every child, if every one can take an oath with their full heart. TV would become one of the most valuable piece of invention helping HRD (Human Resource Development) ever made.


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Anand said: (Tue, Jul 9, 2013 09:48:23 PM)    
The children are addicted to more cartoon channels, and the consequences are obesity, eye power, health hazards, etc. Thus our children has to be limited on watching TV and they have to be concentrated more on outdoor games. By practising this, young get involved into society and also they will lead a healthy life, both physically and mentally.

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Deep said: (Mon, Jul 8, 2013 12:32:36 PM)    
Hello friends.

I think television doesn't have any advantage or disadvantage, it depends on us how we use it or for what purpose we use it. Television helps us in staying connected to the other parts of the world through news, knowledge sharing programs etc. Television provides different kind of programs for different people - cartoons for kids, daily soaps for entertainment lovers etc. TV has contributed the youth generation a lot it enhances the youth to contribute to the society. After a long days work TV. Helps us to relax ourselves. So, its to the people itself how the want to use TV.

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Mrigendra Singh Soni said: (Tue, Jul 2, 2013 08:02:32 PM)    
Thanks for creating this topic and having a discussion on it actually I had to debate on the good side of the television and so with help of this topic I got points on which I could create a debate for myself !

Thanks to each and everyone for posting and giving your opinion !

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Minu said: (Wed, Jun 26, 2013 03:00:07 PM)    
Good afternoon friends.

Television is one of the wonderful gift of modern science. Like sadness and happiness are two aspects of our life similarly TV has both merits and demerits but it totally depend on the user that how he/she use it. It can be very much helpful if can be used constructively and it can destroy the society as well. Nowadays youngsters are very very clever. They know what they want?

TV provide.

1. Helps the world the world to act as a small global village,

2. Entertain the public,

3. Provide useful knowledge through news, games and other shows,

4. Make us aware about various products in the market,

5. Inspire us giving knowledge about different career fields,

6. Make the masses aware what is happening in the society,

7. Reminds us about our various rights.

I totally agree them that TELEVISION can be a boon or curse, which totally depends on it's prudent and sensible use.

And in many more ways it is helpful if taken in its true letter and spirit.

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Kavitha said: (Mon, Jun 17, 2013 08:14:25 PM)    
Effects of television on youth,

Television is one of the most important thing in our life. Through that we can watch news, sports, film, drama etc. It has both good and bad things. Nowadays youngsters are very very clever. They know what they want? Many of them utilize this technology for improving their knowledge and leaving their stress.

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Kajal Dadal said: (Sat, Jun 1, 2013 04:44:11 PM)    
Technology can never be good or bad. It totally depend on the user that how he/she use it. It can be very much helpful if can be used constructively and It can destroy the society as well. It is depend upon the youth whether they use it for mere cheap entertainment or spicy news or they use it to gather the knowledge and current updates (for ex. Discovery, National Geography, BBc news, etc. ).

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Asheesh said: (Thu, May 23, 2013 07:22:53 PM)    
Now if we talk to about television, what the impact in society, so it is very clear a vital role of television in society, because television show me current situation that what is happening in the country as well as world. But another thing if we talk to about tv serial, that it's only for entertainment whatever program you are watching on tv. There is no resemblance of anybody life so now come to to the youth impact, so it is up to you which program you have to see or not, everything has some merit and demerit, so you have to choose merit only.

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Barkha Singhal said: (Wed, May 1, 2013 11:46:20 PM)    
Since the invention of such an immense technology debates are conducted on the various positive and negative effects of television, so is now. These debates are continuing till now as TV is excelling both in positive and negative sides.

Television nowadays has great impacts on youngsters. Just like a knife it is also having both negative and positive effects.


1. Helps the world to act as a small global village,

2. Entertain the public,

3. Provide useful knowledge through news, games and other shows,

4. Make us aware about various products in the market,

5. Inspire us giving knowledge about different career fields,

6. Make the masses aware what is happening in the society,

7. Reminds us about our various rights.

And in many more ways it is helpful if taken in its true letter and spirit.


1. Misguide the viewers,

2. Sometimes channels add spices to gain publicity i.e. the data is not always correct enough to rely on,

3. Creates a type of violence streak in the viewers,

4. Long time watching creates physical health problems,

5. Psychological impact through various shows like fear files, crime patrol etc,

6. Attracting youth towards various unethical deeds,

7. Making the youth attracted towards bad habits like drinking, smoking, rash driving, etc which they as a symbol of status.

And in many more ways it is effecting youth.

SO, at last I would like to say that, that 'It is the hands using it should be blamed, not the technology '.

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Gangadhar said: (Thu, Apr 25, 2013 07:11:55 AM)    
I am agree with all my friends.

I think TV is better source to communicate our society really and here what we expect from that source. Not only television shows both good and bad.

THE ENTIRE SOCIETY HAVING GOOD AND BAD, here what we are learning from that source[television]. I think this is plays a vital role in our life those people are not educated and they can easily knows what happens in the society.

The television gives to us good and bad from that how to utilize the source it depends upon me.

If we receives good thing we become a good person otherwise become a bad person in the society.

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Rate Me Good said: (Fri, Apr 19, 2013 06:03:44 AM)    
I believe that tv watching can be good, but also bad in terms of effect on youths. Kids can learn a lot from TV, and mature from it. But sometimes the things they learn are not always good. Now, with technology and all its sorts, parents can make sure that their children are watching the right things. This is good, because sometimes, kids need to learn stuff from TV that they can't learn from other things. I say good, but everyone has their opinion right?

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Miss Farooqui said: (Tue, Apr 16, 2013 05:20:11 PM)    
Hi friends,

I agreed with your comments. But now a days youths have a maturity that they can suggest what they have to see and what not. I know it gives good as well as bad effects. But it depends on parents what kind of suggestions they give And it gives us information of our day to day life.

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Kajal said: (Fri, Apr 5, 2013 03:02:13 PM)    
I think, this situation has both good and bad effect.

It is not necessary that youth learn only negative things from TV.

Now, the youth is more matured than expectations. They know the facts of TV programs.

By watching it, they usually make themselves very clear about what is wrong and what is write.

On the contrary, there are some negative effects also.

Youth spend more and more time watching TV programs and that make them more and more lazy. It can distract their mind from study.

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Kuldeep Bhanja said: (Tue, Mar 26, 2013 02:01:36 PM)    
TV helps us in many ways. It strengthen our democracy. Just like in "LOK SABHA" channel we see that how our representatives represent our problems before the government. They told our problem to government or not. If they cheat us then we will don't choose them further in future. Which is also make our government transparency.

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Ajas said: (Sun, Mar 17, 2013 03:46:21 PM)    
Hello everyone,

According to me Television is the major part which plays very vital role in ones life to provide the awareness of our society as well as the current affairs of world which makes man to perfect to work according to condition like someone holds share in share market then it will be beneficial to him that how to deal with conditions.

We can conclude that nothing is perfect if we want to use the features of something.

Then we must accept disadvantages of that thing. TV provides all kind of programs it depends on us what to learn from that. Which program should we have to see. Its totally dependent on us.

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Manish said: (Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:50:49 AM)    
Television shows are become the business of TRP. Many television shows like DID, Indian Idol, Saregamapa are well shows they inspires the youth that they can do some thing special what they want and what they deserves. Television give the recent knowledge what is happening in the world. Television is beneficial to youth.

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Rahul said: (Thu, Mar 14, 2013 09:48:39 PM)    
I think TV is used for both Good and Bad things. Most of the youth people not like to watching because of they have more facility to enjoy the same facility as per TV. Now they used laptop, mobile phones etc Now a days parents strictly to support watching TV only for news, any serial, drama and all like that. The TV is used only for entertainment purpose but excess watch of TV also gives the bad affection in our body such as Eye site, habit of watching TV and all that.

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Cherry British said: (Thu, Mar 14, 2013 05:35:47 AM)    
I think that television, is both a good and bad thing for the young people nowadays. Reason why it is good is because, it will/can teach the young children about the world and its future. It is bad because, it also teaches the children about war and not peace.

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D.Vanitha said: (Sat, Feb 16, 2013 05:37:08 PM)    
Yes, of course television is giving 80% good things and 20% of bad things. In my view point, television should provide more educational programs in an interesting way, which should attract the people, especially children. So, if the children sits before television also they will be lead in a good path by providing these kinds of programs.

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Ritika said: (Sun, Jan 27, 2013 11:44:04 AM)    
The biggest losers due to the bane of television are the children. After school hours, remain glued to the television sets most of the time. In this process they are unable to complete their homework assigned to them. Some teenagers watch program's meant for adults at night and get up the next morning bleary-eyed.

In some cases television is a boon and in some it is bane.

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Srinivas said: (Wed, Jan 23, 2013 09:08:07 PM)    
I agree with all my friends point.

I would like to say that TV is mass media which conveys many updating information in our day today life not only an updated messages but also which helps the illiterate people to easy understanding of news rather than newspaper or any other media. I like to come my point that effects of TV on youth.

Surely, it will create an evil on youths life, by proper way of using the TV it makes helpful but youth are only go for cine channels rather than watching the news channels and informative channels.

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Deependra Singh said: (Wed, Jan 23, 2013 09:40:06 AM)    
Now a days time is very important for everyone TV. Is a source to save time and get more & most important knowledge about culture, economics, social and knowledge. It is very helpful and useful for every ages people but when the people use it only for entertainment and watch wrong points so it bad for them.

At last I only want to say that only use the TV. Do not misuse it. Thanks.

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Wahid Bugti said: (Wed, Jan 9, 2013 01:28:36 PM)    
My dear friends about my point of view that television is good for us because we get and learn more things from the television channels. This is the cheapest way from which we get knowledge. And this is the way to get knowledge that what is happening in the world. Thanks.

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Chaitanya said: (Tue, Jan 8, 2013 11:13:06 AM)    
Hi everyone.

In my opinion TV is very useful for any generation even old generation. It gives awareness about our society. And give more entertainment and fun. But most of the members like who are not experience in life like youth. They are not using properly. That means they watch TV only for music, movies etc. But coming to truth it gives more knowledge rather than reading books.

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Naveen said: (Thu, Dec 20, 2012 11:02:26 PM)    
Hi friends in my point of view TV has both advantages and disadvantages. Now a days youth are speedly attaching on bad things which is going on like movies, serials, short films etc. Some movies gives the morals to us. We catch the good things and leave the bad things. If we concentrate on good things then automatically we can achieve our goals and get success.

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Jesica George said: (Mon, Dec 17, 2012 03:04:22 AM)    
Well to my point of view television is a good and most convenient way to pass information across the world. As it is said that everything in life has its demerit, television is the best way to learn creative skill that motivate our youth do what ordinarily will not do and reducing the high rate of corruption in our society and in our children.

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Akash Singh said: (Tue, Dec 4, 2012 12:41:24 PM)    
I think television is a wonderful source of communication. Not only communication, it also provides lot of entertainment and knowledge. If we say that it has negative effects then we are saying our personal feelings not a general fact because if it is bad, it would never provide us such wonderful things. Why should we select only the negative points. No doubt there are some things which are not acceptable by everybody. But in such case, we can ignore those things. We cannot say that it is the demerit of television rather it is cause of our poor selection. Why do we select that kind of channel that are degrading our minds. There are a lot more knowledgeable channels. We must prefer them and must take the full advantage of this amazing invention.

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Eliana Shenoy said: (Thu, Nov 8, 2012 09:17:05 PM)    
From my opinion I think that TV. Is a very good source of technology and it is very helpful and useful for the development of this era but, we all know that, everything which exists in this world have positive as well as negative aspects also so if anyone wants to gain knowledge, wants to gain something if he/she is a good person then he/she will only see the positive point of that object and apply it in his/her life. And if anyone wants to ruined or destroy his/her life they will take the negative points of that object. So, making the life or destroying the life it depends in our hand only. No one can stop us and no one can stop us. So, we should try to take good thing and avoid negative things.

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Chandrakant said: (Thu, Oct 25, 2012 01:40:46 PM)    
Now days television is a part of our life. Television help us to utilized our boring time. There are number of channel like discovery, geography, news etc improve our knowledge. Some channel shows us our Indian culture.

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A Sreenivasulu said: (Tue, Oct 16, 2012 06:57:52 AM)    
Today's world technology plays a gorgeous role in our society. Two ways television can effect on the youth one is positive way and negative way. The usage of television depends on you we use television in positive way we learn more things like to see news, discovery, English movie Channels in the television because of this we get more knowledge about how the world is going today.

Suppose we use television in negative way means always see the movies, serials when you come from the college or school. It's mainly effect on the youth. If you want to get a knowledge television necessary but not only this option we have many options for gain or get knowledge it's like go through the internet and reading news papers. In television we can get some type knowledge only. But going through internet we can get any type of information which you want.

Finally I would like to say see the television for entertainment means movies for some time and news for some time. In television see entertainment we get relaxation and see news we get some knowledge and finally effects of television on youth is depends on the youth how to use the television. Anyway you can get more knowledge or information on internet.

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Ankit Lov said: (Sun, Oct 14, 2012 11:23:42 PM)    
Today is technology time and every thing depend upon you that how we learn new things. TV is a very easier and cheaper medium who give a lot of knowledge about our society. It updates our knowledge in many field like political, sports, social activities, etc. In present time every person know that what is bad or what is good so its depend upon their thoughts, where he/she go forward. So TV is a intelligent system who aware us on reality and proved what is going on in our society. Like sadness and happiness two aspect of our life similarly TV has both merit and demerit. Some demerit are such as it is harmful for our health. Finally we say that we use TV with positive thinking and proper manner because everything have a critical level if we go beyond this level affected our daily life routine.

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Yashmitha said: (Tue, Oct 9, 2012 07:52:27 PM)    
Science has given us many wonderful gifts. Television is one of the most wonderful gifts of modern science. Television is a word well known even to a small baby. It is a popular means of entertainment. Now-a-days televisions became a part of our life. In my opinion the television is a very intelligent box which makes most people of all ages an idiot. From the day of its invention the T.V itself has evolved from a 2-d black & white display to high definition 3-d color display. A common saying heard by us is "every coin has two sides”. Similarly television has both merits and demerits.

Television has profound impact on our society. It has changed the life styles of the people and has become a major influence in our culture. Unlike printing, which took hundreds of years to influence the culture, TV's impact was almost instantaneous. It brings the whole world to our living room.

Television has the potential to unite communities, provide information to allow positive cultural, social and environmental change, and to create a true global village. It also has the potential to alienate, de-socialize, to promote aggressive and negative behaviors, provide negative and inappropriate role models to our children, and to create negative values such as values of consumption and possession.

During the past two decades there has been considerable debate on the issue of the impact of television violence on youth behavior. Violence on television seems to be affecting the feelings of children. There is some evidence to suggest that the level of violence in television programs, films, news, may have led to an increase in fear that society is more dangerous than is actually the case. Parents need to be aware of this influence and should enhance the positive impacts of television.

Censorship issues are difficult to resolve. What are our rights? Are they to be protected from viewing things that may be harmful to our own or our children's psyche, or are they to have the right to decide for ourselves? Censorship may also lead to the 'forbidden fruit' phenomenon and the development of black markets. Similar results may occur if there is regulation of broadcasters. Would self-regulation work?

One option to ensure television viewing is less damaging to children is to have media literacy education for children in all schools. The aim of this education would be to help children to critically evaluate the images, which are presented to them on an everyday basis.

If we are concerned about the kind of television our children are watching, technological advances such as the 'v-chip' (violence chip) can be programmed to block out unwanted programs from television broadcasts.

Television programming is driven by commercial intent. Television appears to be harmless entertainment, but the function of global television is connected with the ideology of globalizing capitalism. It appears the commercial intent is focused on distraction and cultural reformation.

Television has a large social cost. Television viewing removes us from the physical reality of our current lives. While we watch television we miss the verbal interaction that allows for sharing, learning and building collective perspectives.

Finally I would like to conclude that watching TV is good if we utilize it in a proper manner. It might be entertaining but nevertheless it all depends on whom and what their watching. Therefore my dear friends please watch TV with a use.

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Sangam Mishra said: (Fri, Sep 14, 2012 10:16:53 PM)    
Well, In my opinion television has a great impact on society. Many people have tuned their routine life in accordance with TV serials. Indian youths are loosing their values, and blindly follow the the corrupt western culture.

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Venkat said: (Fri, Sep 14, 2012 09:18:22 AM)    
Now-a-days televisions became a part of your life. There is a quote in english that a knife has two sides. Similarily television has both merits and demerits but all people are addicted to watch it for longer durations which effects their health to a large extent. Though it provides news, technology updates but most of the people are attracted to the crime stories n serials. As people are watching longer durations it can affect all body parts of all age groups. Now-a-days parents are giving milk to infants by showing them television. Its no wonder that one day television becomes announced as a citizen's right and also as a primary need. Then people will be in such a manner that they can live without food but not without television even for one day.

People cannot really survive without entertainment lest they become zombies. So Television as a source of entertainment is commendable to a certain extent, but one must not overdo it. Definitely, news Channels, Discovery etc offer lots of knowledge which may not be easily available elsewhere.

Internet is gaining momentum considering the amount of time people spend on it, however for many Television is still an important source of knowledge. So Television if used in the right context and for the right amount of time is beneficial. However excess of anything is harmful and so is the case with television.

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Namrata said: (Wed, Sep 12, 2012 09:47:06 AM)    
According to me,television on one hand is good for the easisest communication between media and the people. but on the other hand ,it is also very bad, bcoz of some bad channels, which are making our youths to divert their minds in another direction , apart from knowledge and communication.

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Sachin Rathore said: (Tue, Aug 28, 2012 07:58:55 PM)    
Television is not really a idiot box as many of us say. According to me each and every person knows that what is right or what is wrong so we have no right to claim that the most television channels are showing the wrong content. It depends on you that in what way you are taking the content. According to me each and every person should known of both type of facts whether it is right or wrong . Suppose if a person is in a good environment all time or we can say that he/she is watching the channels like the discovery, NAT GEO ,news channel all the time then he/she is unknown of the contents of the channels like bindas which shows the programs like the emotional atyachar or ex your ex etc etc.
At this time all type of knowlegde is important for the us it means that if there are saints then there are also the rapists.

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Reter said: (Sat, Aug 25, 2012 05:28:13 PM)    
Where do our kids get their values? Are you comfortable with the values they learn in public school? How about on MTV, cable or other television stations? Are reality shows actually reality? Do you think modern music teaches them about love and romance? Maybe going to the movies and watching Academy Award winning movies like "Slumdog Millionaire, " or "Departed" will teach them right from wrong? How about the Internet where they see friends post naked pictures of themselves or, if their parents haven't been smart and restricted their access, they can go to any porn site in the privacy of their own rooms. You get the point. The values of today's world are certainly questionable.

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Abhishek said: (Mon, Aug 20, 2012 06:29:36 PM)    
Hello friends according to my opinion television has both negative and positive impact on youth.Today many channels are broadcasting in india which are either good or bad.But a youth who is capable of taking his or her decision it depends on him to not to watch bad channels but there ae plenty of channels which are good for our knowledge like discovery,national geography,gyan darshan etc.Television is the most powerful media in this world and i think that it has more positive effect than from negative and it also depends on youth also.
so we cant say that television is bad for us but it is good for us also...

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Akshay said: (Mon, Aug 13, 2012 02:44:44 PM)    
Ever since television was invented, it has become increasingly controversial every year since. So many programs and movies shown on television have become increasingly violent and show sexual innuendos and sexual content. If you were to turn on the six o' clock news, you would hear about the murders and the kidnappings and the rapes and all of the horrible things which happen in society, presented in a neutral manner which makes them all seem not quite so bad. Imagine how that looks to twelve year old child. Television has, since its invention, always been America's favorite source of entertainment. As society has changed, violence and sexual content have been added ever so increasingly over the years. After all, isn't that what makes T. V. Shows interesting? Isn't that why we all want to go see that new movie that came out which is rated are instead of that movie rated PG? Although this violence and sexual content on television and in movies is having devastating effects on America's youth, you cannot blame television. Instead, we must blame our parents. So many parents these days do not take the time to talk to their children about what they see on T. V. For that matter, most parents do not even know what their children are watching.

According to Nielson Media Research, in 1950, only 10% of American homes had a television and by 1960 the percentage had grown to 90%. Today 99% of homes have a television. In fact, more families own a television than a phone. Would you believe that 54% of U. S. Children have a television set in their bedrooms? They do. I suppose that when you look at those statistics it would be no surprise at all to learn that fifty-five percent of children questioned usually watch television alone or with a friend, but not with their families. Children spend more time learning about life through media than in any other manner. The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is twice as much time as they.

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Parul Kansal said: (Wed, Aug 8, 2012 12:08:50 PM)    
Everything has Pros & Cons Associated with it. But it depends upon people what they accept. So, Television also has some Pros & Cons. It connects us to the outside world & we can get updates about what is going on?

Apart from this there are so many reality shows for both youngsters & children which inspire them & create a feeling of compition in them. There are some spiritual programs which leads people to live there life in better way. Television has great influence on our lives. There are many sources of news but TV represents the things in most attractive way by which people can improve their knowledge.

But today's generation are more attracted towards the crime stories & other social offences. Most of the crime in our society our resulting from TV, people learn from TV apply it in real life.

Thus, in the last I want to say T. V. Has both merits & demerits but it depends upon us how we utilize them.

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Riti said: (Mon, Jul 30, 2012 08:10:29 PM)    
I think television is the fastest communication language between media and people, today's youth wants to be update ourself, and TV gives us latest information so it is very good to watch it and stay updated always, also there is craze of reality program in youths that makes them aware about the world wide competition.

It is always say that some show or serials which telecast on TV are makes impact on our mind and makes us emotionally weak but I think today's youth is mature and understand practically each and every thing so there will not be any problem like emotional weakness and other. So in all TV is the best media for enhancing our knowledge and today's youth is using it in very proper manner.

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Sunanda said: (Mon, Jul 16, 2012 07:49:14 PM)    
Now a days, television has a great impact on youth. Watching television has many advantages as there are many useful channels such as discovery, national geographic, BBC, TLC etc. Watching those kind of channels will improve one's knowledge in all kinds aspects. At the same time there are some channels that has negative impact on youth those leads them to a wrong path. Hence in my opinion watching TV is good if we utilize it in a proper manner.

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Omnishan said: (Sat, Jun 30, 2012 05:44:13 PM)    
Television a negative and positive for youth depends upon the the utilization of it. I am always positive for the use of television on current globalized age. Watching television is not a bad one, the material we watched on it could be wrong.

We can upgrade our knowledge about family, society, eco-system, sports, wild life and news only by watching the television. In such a time, if some one watches movie, tele serial, adult channels only for their enjoyment and time passed then its their own fault, why should we blamed for television.

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Augestin said: (Mon, Jun 25, 2012 04:23:24 PM)    
There is both advantages and disadvantages in television, but nowadays youth are spending much time in watching movies and they waste their time. The youth is badly involve in this, they sometimes didn't realize what they are actually eating during the dinner. In TV there are lot of good channel's like national geography, news channel etc. TV has so many positive points and less negative points so it is considered as good. Dear friends don't waste much time in watching MOVIES.

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Manisha said: (Fri, Jun 22, 2012 12:19:04 PM)    
Hello Friend,

My point of view is Everything has advantage & also disadvantage, some thing is television. In television, That have we fount many type of god & bad thing. Such as we found world over news in news channel & it gave knowledge, inspiration to both our child & youth in channel of cartoons & many type of reality shows such as dance&song program. It have also bad thing that we see many type of crime serials it impact our mind. That have also solution we can complain the broad costing content council.

So television is like a coin that have two part. So how can youth expect it.

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Balavinothan said: (Mon, Jun 18, 2012 12:37:53 PM)    
Hi friends,

From my point of view television has both positive as well as negative effects. But compared with negative effects the positive effect is more. Anything in this world comprises of both good and bad things. Just imagine the world without television. How can we get updates about the current events occurred in this world. Anything like sports, politics, and news all over the world known to us by television only. Entertainment is the secondary thing in the television. We have various knowledge improving program channels available with television.

So the usage of good and bad things is based on individual mentally. So motivation should be given to use television in a good way and not to be in negative effects.

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Abhishek said: (Sun, Jun 17, 2012 12:27:32 PM)    
Every coin has two faces, exactly same is happening here. There is no doubt that television is one of the prime source of knowledge and one can fully of what is happening around us but it gets tough for us to watch some silly program in front of our family. In fact we can restrict ourselves to watch such program but what to do with the advertisement that are not good to watch as they can come on any channel at any time.

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Vinay Pillai said: (Wed, Jun 6, 2012 11:14:14 AM)    
I agree to things said by all of them. Television has its both good and bad sides. But at-least it us the individual who has to make a choice of what he requires the good or the bad. The media is a very good thing happened to humans. Without which we will be left behind in this fast moving world. Nowadays media have become a little careless about its bad effects on youth. They are just trying to increase their publicity without thinking about the present generation.

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Kana said: (Wed, May 30, 2012 05:48:36 PM)    
Hello Everyone. !

According to me. Television has both effects on youth i.e., bad as well as good.

Now a days most of the channels are showing interest to telecast programme about movies, serials. Which are of no-use. Of course some movies are inspirational. While some are not. To the great extent many youth. Tend to see serials. Which includes emotional things. But of no-use. Just all they can do is pass their time. Even News channels also failed to make the things at their best. These days. They just pick one topic and telecast about that whole day. There are some channels which telecast very good programme. That can inspire, develop the minds of the Youth. Such programme must be encouraged so that it can have good effects on youth.

Keeping aside about channels, it is so important for youth to think. Which programme must be encouraged so that they can develop through television. And can have only good effects from it, because it is in our hands either to receive good or bad from the things.

Thank you.

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Karen Menezes said: (Wed, May 16, 2012 11:27:53 AM)    
In my opinion, television as a form of mass media has tremendous impact on the youth of this generation. But whether they are positively or negatively influenced completely depends on an individual's perspective. While we should not forget that television has played an important role in spreading awareness, educating and informing Young India with channels like history channel, discovery, travel and living, news channels it also gives us wholesome entertainment with cookery shows, even talent hunt shows which helps people discover their hidden talents and explore themselves to the best of their abilities. The only problem with television is that some advertisers make use of it as a platform to showcase false, illegal, indecent advertisements and ads leading to unsafe practices. Censorship must be placed on such ads. More or less today's youth are intelligent and well knowledgeable and rational enough. They know what is good enough for them and what is not. They are wise enough to take their own decisions. As we see in the movie rang de basanti the protagonists did a candle light - rally in protest and in the end took to guns. But in reality as we saw in the jessica lal case the youth picked up the good points of the film and also did rally rather than taking to guns. Which shows how much maturity the youth of the country have in knowing what is right and wrong.

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D.Ashwini said: (Wed, May 16, 2012 11:10:12 AM)    
Good morning friends. Well according to me television have a both advantages and disadvantages every coin having two phases its depends on us how we are taking. Its helpful for gain the knowledge, study information, politics, and also mind relaxation like we see entertainment channels, comedies. Coming to disadvantages now a days most of the youth are having lazy mind they are addict to the TV channels they don't concentrate on studies fill time work with TV remote. Some channels are shows a crime, bad thoughts etc. Finally I conclude that main younger should watch TV within limits.

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Sujoy Dutta said: (Wed, May 16, 2012 09:03:15 AM)    
Hello everyone. I would like to say that everything in our life has a advantage and also disadvantage. Everything has an importance in our life. TV I mean television has a great significant in our life because it also help us in different way. You get the update information about anywhere to watching news channel. It also help the child to increase their activities to watching cartoons. It also encourage both child and youth to watching reality shows like a any dance reality shows or singing reality shows from this kind of shows child or young can get the inspire. As well as it has some disadvantage I mean nowadays TV channel broadcasts about crime, adult scene and etc which can bad effect in our mind so really it is a great problem of television but we know that every problem has a solution so we can also complain to the broadcasting Content Compliant Council about this kind of broadcast.

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Jyoti said: (Thu, May 3, 2012 12:42:20 AM)    
Hello everyone, according to my views television has both negative and positive effects on youth. In childhood childrens watch cartoons which increase the creativity, sharpness etc. But the tv serials and movies seen by youth generation are effected them negatively. Youth generation do what they watch on television and it increase the corruption and many sucide cases. Television has positive effect also due to knowledgable serials and geographic channels seen by youths. Television plays an important role in deciding the field of interests like sports, singing and it helps and motivate the youth to achieve their goals. Tjerefore television has both positive and negative effects on youth.

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Sruthi M said: (Thu, Apr 26, 2012 09:39:43 PM)    
Television has been found to be among one of the greatest discoveries of all times for the obvious reason. One could use it for any purpose depending on the choice of the individual, be it for what's happening around the globe to TV soaps to music, just at the press of a button. !

But who knew it would turn out to be the topic of debate depending upon the manner it is being used and the shows being aired on it.

A common saying heard by us is" every coin has two sides". Similarly, TV has both its adverse and advantageous effects. It is up to us that what we use it for.

No doubt the entertainment shows aired are full of cheap comedy, then there are shows which show how to date like dare to date, on the other hand there are shows test the future of your relation like emotional atyachaar and axe your ex. With these kind of shows going on air, children and teenagers are bound to get influenced. Undoubtedly this influence is not a positive one. !

A new trend of shows aired include the reality shows where many teenagers will to go just for the sake of publicity, they find it cool enough to come and be a part of such a show. A great example of such a show is Big boss which made many headlines due to the cheap content of the show, which was done to increase the TRP.

No doubt, we have great channels like discovery and national geographic which help to increase the learning process of individuals manifold. Then we have shows like kbc which help people to scratch their brains to find answers to questions.

My stance is that TV promotes both good education and entertainment. It is up to the individual what he/she wants to derive from it. !

The media is corrupting the minds of innocent youngsters who get addicted to the Idiot Box. They fall prey to the misleading advertisements and ask the parents for all those being advertised the TV, and addicted to Junk Food. At young age, their brains are tuned to manipulations, criminal thinking and violence. There more serials that spoil the children than the ones carrying any social or worthwhile message.

In a Slot of 30 minutes allotted to a serial, we only get 20 minutes of the serial and the rest goes for Advertisements. Many children - as soon as they Come home from the school, throw their books and run for the remote Control to switch on the Carton Shows. These Tiny Tots le*** all nasty language and violent behavior from the Cartons, which put the Elders at time in great embarrassment.

In many homes where both the parents are working, when they return home, they too get glued to the TV instead of spending time with their Children or helping them in their studies. At times you can see the parents and children virtually fighting fir their hold over the Remote Control to watch the Channel of their choice.

The news is not completely genuine, media adds up stuffs to attract attention this way we are miss lead. Politicians play in media. So youngsters need to analyze a news before believing it fully, this holds good for any subject or real life situations.

Television has both good effect and adverse effect. At young age person feels confident. He does what he feels like doing. Visual effects last for long and may leave adverse effect on the person. Satellite television has broken all the barriers. Relay of all kinds of program on television has left no room for parental control.

Youth, on the other hand, has the advantage to get information and knowledge from television as it is not limited to entertainment. News channels, Discovery Channel, History channel etc are examples of channels that provide great knowledge to us. Majority of young people watch programs that entertain. Television is considered as a source entertainment rather than source of knowledge. So it has adversely effected our youth.

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Sruthi said: (Thu, Apr 26, 2012 09:34:47 PM)    
My opinion on this topic is that Change is the law of nature so we have to deal with so many up & downs in life means advantages and disadvantages are a two side of a coin. I want to say that its up-to us that how we are taking things, its our understanding, thoughts, education etc which teach us the way of leaving. So its no doubt television provide us News update, Entertainment movies, Weather conditions, Various competitive exams etc. So its a good approach by media to provide home made services in a short interval of time. But some channels for their popularity and money they start porn serials, movies and many more. So I am not saying that these have negative impact on us but its up to us how we can deal with it.

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Madhu said: (Sun, Apr 22, 2012 03:58:26 PM)    
Hello friends,

Today We can't imagine our life without television and internet. Lets talk about television. Yea of course we get entertainment from the TV shows, movies, games and all. Some of us watch TV for knowledge, news. But the question is how many of us watch good and helpful TV programs. Most of us watch sentimental soups, they never end up.

Now days you have observed that every channel is hanging up on reality shows. Some are really good and they support to haunt the talent. But most of them are reel shows, and craps. They don't have any intentions. In some reality shows , full family together can't watch. To increase the TRP rate they broadcast any kind of shows. It has to be banned. Media should think about society and they should broadcast good programs.

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Navneet said: (Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:31:55 PM)    
Well sir/mam,

As per my opinion and experience, the technology TV (television) is good BUT for nothing. :).
Have we ever thought? What is the main motive behind watching a television?
If we think, aftermath, it'll be that we wanna some knowledge or however wanna entertain ourselves.
Well its good!
But from which channels u'l get some sort knowledge? is this matter?
The thing matters more for every one in how much time you took get a unit knowledge?
So id there is some other efficient way go fulfill our desires and get rid of banes of TV. ?

INTERNET has everything?

What you have on internet that you won't have on TV ?

*parental lock for children, its available there.
*all sort of security. Child lock, sexual content blocker, etc.
*every kind of up to date information that you need because its "not ONE WAY CHANNEL".
*live videos, audios, episodes: mythological, historical, entertainment, news, cricket!
* more prospective time.
* aware of various technology, products around you, etc. etc.

Well, that's all my view. :).

Thanks for listen me here. :).

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Pooja Joshi said: (Wed, Mar 28, 2012 02:41:05 PM)    
Television is the most popular source of entertainment. Obviously TV Programs affect us. TV Programs affect us both in good and bad ways. Such as:.

1. It enhances our knowledge through knowledge based channels such as discovery, net geo etc.

2. It entertains us through different ways.

3. Now-a-days talent hunt shows are affecting youth in a wide rang. It is encouraging them to do something creative and different.

4. News channels are doing well to update our knowledge about current affairs.

But there are some bad aspects of television. Such as sometimes adult based news and TV Shows badly affects the children. Some channels broadcasts bad material. But there is also a solution for this problem. If we have any complaint so we can contact to broadcasting Content Compliant Council (BCCC).

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Roquaiya Fatma said: (Mon, Mar 12, 2012 11:20:18 PM)    
I can't say that television is boon or curse because it has both the advantages or disadvantages. Its totally depend on the use that how we are using it. Most of the children watch television for entertainment or for getting the day to day news. But some of the children watch serials, crimes and immoral scenes on the television which brings negative feelings in their mind and also waste their time. That is why we can say that its use make it boon or curse.

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Vipin Kataria said: (Sun, Mar 11, 2012 01:10:53 PM)    
Hi Friends.

TV is the greatest gift of science and technology. Whatever our ancestors just get the information from the radio or newspaper, now todays generation generation can get that information more clearly by watching it or even live telecasting. But in my opinion, Whatever our surroundings, we learn to adapt it in our daily life. Same happens with us while watching TV. Television has both its pros an cons. It depends on us how we use it.

There are many serial which which shows bad things like crime, glamor etc which has very bad impact on our society. While watching these shows they get involved in the fantasy of that character and try to be like that in their day to day life. Television is considered as a source entertainment rather than source of knowledge.

So It misleads our youth they are diverting from their study specially the school going children. So parents should have a check on them so that there child will learn to have a balance between his studies and enetertainment. The young people must understand that watching is one thing and implementing what you've seen on the screen is a totally different one. And it has bad results too.

There are many sources of news which represent it in a very attractve and detailed way and it helps us to improve our knowledge.

So television can become a effective way of teaching if it used in a smart way.

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