Films can have effect on the children’s education and teach them many things. Do you think it is always a positive influence? Discuss.?
It is irrefutable that movies can be very educative for children. However, the effect of movies is not always beneficial. In the following paragraphs, I intend to discuss the positive and negative effects of movies on children.
On the positive side, movies are enjoyable for children of all ages. They stimulate children’s emotions, imaginations and conversations. Movies also introduce children to cultures and historical events. Movies used in the classroom enhance learning. Therefore, if the movies are good they can have a very positive influence on a child’s growth.
On the downside, children are negatively affected by movies with sex, violence drug abuse and offensive language. Older children and adolescents may copy the risky things they see in movies. What is more, movies glamorize things like smoking and drinking and children are quick to pick up these traits.
Furthermore, watching too many movies can impede the development of healthy habits like playing outdoor games, reading and spending quality time with family. Children who are avid film viewers are more likely to suffer from obesity related problems throughout their lives.
I believe that as everything has its pros and cons, movies too can have both – good and bad influences. It is very important for parents to check the movie ratings before allowing their children to watch any movies. The best thing for parents could be to watch movies with their children. Watching movies together could be a very rewarding experience.
In conclusion, I believe that, movies can have a positive or a negative influence on children but if parents take steps in choosing their children’s movies, then the effect can be largely positive.