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Couldn't see a post so decided to create one...

Do you think people are too dependant on tv?

Are attention spans shorter now?

Do you think the 'reality' of Tv leads you to over react in your life to bring the TV alive?

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I use the internet far more now. TV is just for when im bored of the net.
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considering that there's a glut of evidence to show ADD in infants if they are over-exposed to TV i would have to say that it harms cerebral development and is inconducive to developing a wider attention span. in short, yes to all your questions. lol.
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I find that children don't read enough anymore and therefore lack creativity and imagination as well as a decent vocabulary.
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Yes, if I do fail in my quest to write music for film and television then I suppose I could always apply for a proof-reading position somewhere. Did you know about 8% of the country can actually speak clear, coherent English without resorting to "****wit" text speak, metaphor or street slang? Did you know that a teacher is now assaulted in this once-proud country every 7 seconds? Did you know that 76% of primary school kids think mystique is spelt Misteeq after the singer? Depressing reading indeed
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Yes, if I do fail in my quest to write music for film and television then I suppose I could always apply for a proof-reading position somewhere. Did you know about 8% of the country can actually speak clear, coherent English without resorting to "****wit" text speak, metaphor or street slang? Did you know that a teacher is now assaulted in this once-proud country every 7 seconds? Did you know that 76% of primary school kids think mystique is spelt Misteeq after the singer? Depressing reading indeed
My mum teachers english at a middle school and children aged up to 13 spell so badly. I wouldn't even mind if they tried to spell it phonetically. People need to read more
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Unfashionable my dear. Fads such as Harry Potter will do little for the consumption of literacy in the country. If you asked every kid who'd read Harry Potter what other books he/she had read in the same year I bet the answer at least 7 times out of 10 would be none.
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[QUOTE=jamieuk20]Unfashionable my dear. Fads such as Harry Potter will do little for the consumption of literacy in the country. If you asked every kid who'd read Harry Potter what other books he/she had read in the same year I bet the answer at least 7 times out of 10 would be none.[/QUOTE

I agree. But before i could read, my parents always read to me and encouraged me to read myself! Parents need to make sure their kids read something other than Harry Potter!!!!
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Yes, I know. But parents are lazy. You can't blame the Government for everything. It would be nice to, but you can't.
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I'm not blaming the government. ANd not all parents are lazy
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what can you gain from reading which cant be gathered from a television set?
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an imagination
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Exactly. Plus I'm at Uni with people who don't read and they have such a limited vocab.
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explain
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studies have shown that children who watch a lot of TV in their early development have stunted cerebral development and signs of ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder - yet rather than having a loving parent read a book to you before you go to bed many parents choose to plonk their kids down in front of Tweenies (or worse still Teletubbies) instead.
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consequently you develop a much more fertile imagination if you are read to when you are a child than if you merely stare at a screen. yes, you may develop some kind of imagination if you watch TV in your early years but it is imagination of a different kind - a more localised imagination if you will. the freedom that literacy gives you is astonishing. i would recommend it.
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(Original post by piemonster411)
explain
from my own experience many of the words in my own vocab as well as conversing with other people came from reading. A child will not maximise their vocab from merely talkin to other school children and their parents
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(Original post by jamieuk20)
consequently you develop a much more fertile imagination if you are read to when you are a child than if you merely stare at a screen. yes, you may develop some kind of imagination if you watch TV in your early years but it is imagination of a different kind - a more localised imagination if you will. the freedom that literacy gives you is astonishing. i would recommend it.
But there are plenty of channels on sky...
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there are plenty of books in libraries, what's your point? do you have one?
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(Original post by piemonster411)
But there are plenty of channels on sky...
You're really not listening are you
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