9 2月 2020


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Nowadays, children spend too much time watching TV and playing computer games. Some people believe this has negative effects on children’s mental abilities. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


TV and computers have been indispensable devices in every family during the modernization. Unexpectedly, kids are familiar with all of them and regard the electronic technologies as a main way of entertainment. And no one can deny that the benefits brought by these are meaningful for the development of children’s mental development.

Watching TV and playing computer game are the major method for most students to have fun in the spare time, which would relax them easily with the convenient access in every home; with the increasing stress becomes a necessary part in different phrases of school, students in all ages who are under huge pressure need to figure out an efficient way to refresh themselves in the limited free time, which can help them concentrate on later study and be healthy for their brains. As a result, considering the characters of TV programs and computer games, like low price and diversity, parents and schools can rely on them. Besides, TV programs and computer games with the support of new technologies have involved intelligent and inspiring design; children exposed in these technologies can cultivate thinking habits and explore their potential, which is essential and positive in the mental development.

Unfortunately, spending too much time on both TV and computer can be harmful definitely. There is a lot of meaningless information from TV, even including nasty or violet plots, by which children’s mind can be affected. At the same time, some computer games are not suitable for kids, so that they can learn nothing but just waste energy, not even mentioning practice their thoughts. However, the essential supervision and guidance from parents and teacher can contribute to the effectiveness of using TV and computers in developing the mind and reduce the negative impacts.

In conclusion, the disadvantages cannot cover the benefits of TV and computers, and the worry would not be serious, if people put them into good use with right instructions, combining the strict policy from the government.