Since the television was invented, our world has changed a lot. It is becoming more and more popular and is an indispensible part of many people’s lives. However, everything has two sides of it. So does television – besides its various considerable advantages, TV has some real drawbacks as well. I will mention several ones.
Obviously, television is one of the most common digital form of entertainment, information and knowledge. It offers a huge number of channels with different topics. We can watch all kind of film, from documentary, romance comedy, sci-fi to animation and so on. Moreover, watching TV is also an ideal way to learn thoroughly about the field that you concern such as politics, sports, music, health, nature, etc. We could easily know the latest news in the world by turning the TV on which just take a few seconds. Thanks to advanced technology in general and television in specific, everybody nowadays is able to master foreign languages, especially English very quickly. For a clear example, VTV7- the educational channel of Vietnam, which is my favorite one has a lot of interesting English programs like: “ crack em up”, “follow us”, “ielts face-off”, etc. These programs has been helping an enormous amounts of Vietnamese students to improve their English.
In the other hand, watching TV too much will bring about some negative impacts on both physical and mental health. According to a rigorous research, children who watch TV regularly tend to be angrier than those who rarely do. Seeing too much movies that have violence or crime scenes will makes them have more tendency to behave negatively when they grow up. Furthermore, the more we watch, the more passive we are because when concentrating on the screen’s TV, our brain is not working as it becomes lazier. It also leads to many eye-sight diseases. As a consequence, about 80% students in Vietnam suffer from short-sightedness. People often spend their free time watching TV that restrain joining outdoor activities.
In short, there are both negative and positive sides; hence, making good use of television is a very important factor that makes our life become more quality.