The influence of the television has been both positive and negative. One of the most positive aspects of television is that people are more informed now than ever. With hundreds of television channels and news channels, it is much easier for people to have access to news and to learn what is going on in the world. Another positive influence of the television is that during an emergency, the television networks have proven to be extremely helpful in transmitting important information to the masses. vivo y73
However, many people have argued that television is ruining our society. For example, they claim that every single news channel on TV reports biased news. And how about the impact of television on our children? Childhood obesity is on the rise and I cannot help but think that this is partially due to the fact that so many kids stay at home, sit on the couch, and watch television. Our children have replaced their normal healthy activities like playing outside with sitting in front of a television screen. Adults are guilty of the same thing. In fact, adult obesity is also increasing. While part of this increase in obesity can be blamed on a bad diet and too much fast food, at least part of it is due to a lack of exercise. Perhaps this could be resolved by connecting a television to a treadmill, and if a person is not walking on the treadmill then the television would turn off. This way we could help to minimize the negative influences of television while increasing the positive influences of TV!