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Is television a good or bad influence on society

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Is television a good or bad influence on society? A major issue now facing members of the public is television. Is it good or is it bad? Well television is in my opinion very good. For starters it is very cheap all you pay is the one off payment for the television and your TV licence every month. For the price you pay you receive a lot of information and entertainment for the whole family. Television keeps the children busy when you may want a bit of peace and quiet, whilst teaching them at the same time through educational programmes. Television also help to develop the Childs mind by showing them lots of different things and what not to do. Television provides lots of educational programmes for young people to learn and because there is picture people can get an interactive tour into whatever they are studying. It provides vital facts in all subjects such as, science, general knowledge and it even shows you how to make and do things you may not have been able to do before. ...read more.

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It is very enjoyable to elderly people who without TV would have nothing else to do and no other form of entertainment, this could possibly lead to depression. TV is also very educational to adults as well. It gives potential university students and idea of what life in university is like and the benefits that people receive from going to university. It caters for all hobbies and tastes and there is nearly always something on that will be of interest to the person watching it no matter what their tastes are. It opens and interactive world into many different genres and tastes, it teaches adults how to carry out certain tasks in the garden and many and possibly gives them the courage to carry out some D.I.Y. around the home. Television is very good for bringing families together. It provides entertainment for the whole family and may encourage families to sit down together and watch a programme. After the programme it then may start a conversation between the family on particular views that each family member had relating to the programme. ...read more.

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For instance in soaps they can put people in a bad situation and show the viewers what will happen to them, such as teenage pregnancy. This then teaches the viewers of the consequences of putting themselves into situations like this and puts them off the idea. Although I think that TV has a good influence on people and I have provided examples of how it can be of benefit. Other people would argue with my point of view and say that TV has a bad influence on society and encourages nothing positive only negative. People would argue and say that TV displays too much violence and television and encourages people to commit crime and carry out violence. People become immune in seeing shootings and death through TV an may gain the imprecision that it is accepted in society and that it is not wrong if you have a reason. People would say that people who watch violence like this do not see the consequences of the crime they commit. They may then think that it is normal to deal with situations violently if people annoy you. ?? ?? ?? ?? English Coursework Shane McCudden 12D Page: 1 ...read more.

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