For a long time, television has been regarded as a saving means of entertainment and acquiring useful knowledge. However, I believe that besides the benefits mentioned above, it also brings a lot of certain harm. We will make our position with the following arguments to support our position.
Our first argument in support of this resolution is that watching too much TV can have harmful effects on health and cause obesity. This is true because According to a 2003 study, over 50,000 middle-aged women 6 years watching TV for 2 hours a day had a 23% higher risk of obesity. Research also shows that children who watch a lot of TVs also cause obesity, especially TVs placed in the bedroom. When children watch too much TV, there is a risk of obesity in middle age and adulthood. Therefore, watching too much TV is not good for your health
Born in the 20th century, TV has had a great impact on the quality of life, refreshing the faces of all mankind. No one can deny the benefits that TV brings to our lives. It is a huge source of information and a rich source of entertainment. Besides, it also has harmful effects that need attention, but are these harms significant compared to the range of benefits that television brings? Today we will argue that TV does more harm than good. In my opinion, TV brings more benefits than harm.
Refute the opponent’s 1st argument
Your group says that watching TV can increase the risk of obesity. This may be true, but I think the risk of obesity doesn't come from watching TV. Obesity occurs completely depends on many factors such as an unhealthy diet and eating habits, etc. Why blame watching TV when it brings a lot of knowledge and such a useful recipe. A high-calorie diet, eating fast food, skipping breakfast, eating most of the calories at night, consuming a lot of calories, and overeating, all contribute to weight gain. You are wise enough to realize that in order to be healthy you must keep a healthy life-style, this is very important so stop blaming the TV.
Present the first argument
Our first argument to oppose the resolution is that watching TV is one of the most money-saving forms of entertainment. This is true because compared to going somewhere to relieve stress, watching TV will save you both time, money, and effort. For example, after a stressful working day, you feel extremely tired and really want to find a means of entertainment; TV is one of the best choices. You just need to sit at home and pay the cost of electricity and fiber to be able to watch any of your favorite programs, from cartoons to sports to news. It's much cheaper than going to expensive amusement parks. The impact of this argument is to make people love using their television even more because of its convenience.
Refute the opponent’s 1st argument
Your team said that watching TV is one of the most money-saving forms of entertainment. That may be true, but I think entertainment in this way only saves a temporary but not a long-term amount of money; it will even cost you more money in the future. Because when you are tired and stressed, you still sit and watch TV, which is very harmful to your eyes and brain. Moreover, if you work at the office, you have to face the computer screen all day, but when you come home, you still watch TV. In the long run, it will have a great impact on your health. At that time, you have to spend a large amount of money on medical treatment. This is very important because if you only see the short-term benefits of television without looking at the long-term, it will cause many worrying consequences.
Present the 2nd argument
The second reason to support the resolution is sitting close to a TV may be a sign of nearsightedness, especially for children. This is true because one of the standout claims comes from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). It says that children can actually focus up close without eyestrain better than adults, so they often form the habit of sitting directly in front of the television or holding reading material close to their eyes. This is important because a lot of TV watching can surely cause eye strain and fatigue, particularly for those sitting very close and/or watching from odd angles.
Refute the opponent’s 2nd argument
Your team said that sitting close to a TV may be a sign of nearsightedness, especially for children. That may be true but I think about nearsightedness, watching TV is not the main reason. Because it may come from other outside elements from the environment or their study. That affects their eyes so much. But even though electronic emissions aren’t an issue with TVs made any time after 1968 (including today’s LCD and plasma flat screens), what about causing harm to one’s vision? Therefore, Dr. Lee Duffner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology isn’t concerned, maintaining that watching television screens-close-up or otherwise-won’t cause any physical damage to your eyes.”
Present the 2nd argument
Our second argument to oppose this resolution is that TV helps increase entertainment. This is true because TV shows, reality game shows, or animated movies are always entertainment for all young children. Some programs are suitable for children such as Dad where are we going, Tiny talent, Who is smarter than a 5th grader, and Science discovery, etc. These programs are not only for entertainment but also for entertainment purposes also, give children useful lessons and knowledge for children. In addition, the programs also help children learn more necessary skills such as dealing with wounds, integrating with friends, and skills to deal with difficult problems when their parents are not around. Watching TV programs also helps children absorb new things and have more interesting moments. This is very important in raising children.
Refute the opponent’s view point
Your group says that watching TV increases entertainment and helps raise children. This may be true but I think that raising a good child requires a lot of factors, not just watching TV is good. There are many other forms of entertainment that stimulate the senses, curiosity learning in children and help to develop intelligence without using television. Television can bring a lot of knowledge, but instead of watching TV, why don't we let children participate in extracurricular activities to practice life skills. Virtual knowledge is completely different from real knowledge. Sometimes learning theory or knowledge on TV will not be as effective as children experiencing it themselves. Do not restrict children in a certain area, let children learn freely with the right guidance of parents, teachers are the smart parenting method that more and more people apply. This is very important for the child's future development.
Present the 3rd argument
Our first argument to support the resolution is that TV makes young people, especially children, passive and weak. This is the case because the youngsters like spending their time watching TV and doing nothing. The research by the organization Study of Australian Children shows that kids aged 6-7 watch on average 150 minutes of TV each day and 12-13-year-old children watch 250 minutes. In addition, watching TV too much makes long-lasting impacts on mental health (20% the increase in disorders) and behavior (15% increase in problems). The impact of this argument is that our future generation doesn’t have enough conscious mind and physical strength to run and develop our country.
Refute the opponent’s 3rd argument
Our first argument to support the resolution is that TV makes young people, especially children, passive and weak. This is the case because the youngsters like spending their time watching TV and doing nothing. The research by the organization Study of Australian Children shows that kids aged 6-7 watch on average 150 minutes of TV each day and 12-13-year-old children watch 250 minutes. In addition, watching TV too much makes long-lasting impacts on mental health (20% of the increase in disorders) and behavior (15% increase in problems). The impact of this argument is that our future generation doesn’t have enough conscious mind and physical strength to run and develop our country.
Present the 3rd argument
The third argument to oppose this resolution is TV supports you to expose yourself to new languages you want to learn. This is true because this is a great way to help learn a new language is to watch TV shows in the foreign language you are interested in learning. This is important because many people all over the world learn English through American TV shows. Listening and reading subtitles is a great way to passively learn.
Refute the opponent’s 3rd viewpoint.
Your team said that TV supports you to expose yourself to new languages you want to learn. That may be true but I think there are many ways to learn new languages not just by TV. Because if you just use TV to learn about something, especially new languages, so you will be passive. You don’t have any partners to practice or you don’t have anyone who can fix mistakes while learning for you. Therefore, TV is not a good choice to learn new languages.
In conclusion, Watching TV also gives users certain benefits, no one can deny its role. However, besides the benefits, there are always disadvantages that follow due to the lack of strict management, the harm is sometimes more for the future children of the country. If you overdo the process of watching TV, you can easily harm yourself, don't depend on it or abuse it too much.
In conclusion, televisions are increasingly being improved into extremely smart and modern versions, and almost in every family's living room, there is a television. There is no further discussion, that is because of the great benefits that television brings. Besides the harmful effects of TV, we can completely control it. Therefore, it cannot be said that this technological product does more harm than good.