What Are Some Advantages And Disadvantages Of Television?

Television is one of the great applications of modern science. But What Are Some Advantages And Disadvantages Of Television?

Television is one of the most important applications of science. Indeed mankind should be grateful to its inventor J.L. Baird.

Advantages Of Television

One can now watch anything on the screen while moving or talking. Thus, while sitting in our houses, we can watch all kinds of dramas and movies which are broadcasted. Many educative and informative programmes can also be shown on television which is of great help to the students and the masses. Television is especially very precious for any under-developing country like Pakistan where a great majority of the people are illiterate and living in the countryside. People can be imparted much information and education through television programmes.

Television can also help in removing social and political evils from society. It can help to highlight and criticise the evils of casteism dowry, drinking, gambling, etc. and help in their removal. Similarly, government programmes and documentaries like family planning, afforestation, adult education and cleanliness of the cities can also be broadcasted through the media of television very successfully.

Disadvantages Of Television

Of course, with its advantages television also has certain disadvantages. If one spends too much time watching television daily, he becomes lazy and slow at work. He use to sit idle and do waste his time in useless activities. If one sees pictures from a close distance on the television set, it affects eyesight. It is thus very risky for small children who always sit very close to the television set. The students also get the bad habit of seeing films on television. During television time the students do not pay any attention to their studies which will affect their educational careers. The use of television sets also increases the electricity bill greatly.


In spite of all these disadvantages, the advantages are definitely more and the disadvantages are outweighed. Its vast importance cannot be denied in the field of education and entertainment.

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