Just like any other teenager in high school I watch t.v. Although I am guilty of watching t.v. I realize what terrible effects it has on everyone of its viewers. I think that many programs try to create a positive effect and influence their viewers in a good way, but often fail. I personally watch shows like tough love. "Tough love" is a reality show that ultimately is meant to help certain individuals find love. Although the show has taught a select few a thing or to about relationships it has done more harm than good. They set these shows up to create drama and "good television" and ultimately hurt and embarrass themselves while the whole country watches. One show I really cant stand is "16 and pregnant!" This show is just influencing young girls to follow in these foolish girls footsteps. "16 and pregnant" probably was produced to warn teenage girls of the consequences of sex but in the end only encouraged girls to have children that they can't take care of. Many girls look at these sixteen year olds and say if they can be a parent then so can I. They don't have any sense of the struggle these new moms will face for the rest of their lives. I think that the producers of this show really meant well and wanted these teen moms' situations to fore warn teens and keep them from following in their footsteps. This sadly did not happen.
If everyone invested their time in something more productive and educational than lame reality shows i really think that we could all change for the better. When we were little we all used to run and play outside and actually exercise! What happened? Instead of watching harmful television programs just spend one hour of that time outside or doing something productive. I promise you will see a difference!
What do you think?? What effect do you think television has on others and what can we do to fix it? I would love to hear your thoughts.