Some British families decide not to buy televisions because they influence the development of the creativity of children. What do you think?
As science and technology accelerates, television, as a powerful invention in the 20th century is becoming unbelievably popular in people's life. People can be acquainted with the current affairs and appreciate the affluent programs right at home. As to my opinion on it, television will not whittle children's creativity as exaggerated.
To begin with, television is the most effective means to inform children of the latest news and scientific improvement all over the world. Television reveals the recent development of some researches, such as the new computing technology, clone technology, genetic breakthroughs and so on, which can inspire the imagination of children and motivate them to conduct relevant experiments, making new findings and breakthroughs in their study.
Moreover, some programs like adventures and geography can enlarge children's capacity of knowledge. With the emergence of information technology, the knowledge presented in textbooks cannot cater for children's curiosity any more. Children need to learn wider knowledge and know more about our world. Programs like adventures can cultivate children's creativity and the ability to tackle difficulty; programs like geography can teach children knowledge about different countries in the world and initiate their aspiration to know about the nature; programs about science can inspire children's interest in science and technology.
Admittedly, the inappropriate programs on television somehow play negative role in the shape of children. The films containing violence, crimes and pornography contents tempt children to go astray.
In a word, it is my strong belief that television will not impair children's creativity as is asserted. Nevertheless, the government and the whole society should exert to eliminate the unhealthy contents on TV and ensure the children with a favorable growing environment.