Watching Television Kills Children's Creativity

Opinion #1
By : Theresa Naomi P. Hutapea

Many children have time to watch TV so long time. Sometimes, the parents can not catch up their children to stop it. So sad to hear that. Why? As quoted from The Johnson Naomi Research Foundation, children with too much time for watching TV can make the children lose their creativity. They are just to watching, they never thinking what they must do. Just watching! Before that, the activity to watch tv can make a time for children to study lose. So, the children do not have any time for a growing up the IQ.
And, if the children have daily activities with one activity, it can make the children haven’t more activities to grow up their personality. It can make the personality with the stagnant personal. So, it can kill children’s creativity. So clear, if many parents have to catch up their children when their children start watching tv for a long time, and make a schedule for daily activities their children to more effective time.

Opinion #2
Renita Anggraini / Intermediate 1

Children like watching TV besides playing with their friends. But, do you know that watching TV can kill children’s creativity ? The first reason is because watching TV can make the children lazy. They are more interested to watch TV than study. Then, TV presents to the viewers with sound and image. Different from when children read a story book, children can imagine what they read. So, TV can decrease children’s imagination. The other reason watching TV can make children can't concentrate well. And many programs in TV are not good for children.
Finally, in my opinion I conclude that parents should limit the time to their children for watching TV. And ask them to study so that they can be smarter and more creative.


  1. What an interesting article. Many people still think that TV brings bad influence to their children. According to me totally not, since parents control their children while watching tv include timing and the programme, it doesn't matter. In child age, learning means copying. They copy everything that they see, and then they try to do it. While parents accompany their children, they can teach about which is good to do and which is not. Beside that, TV can improve child's visual and auditory learning capability beside creativity. For example if children read the book about plants, they know about that plants but they don't know what it look like. They can see that plants in TV. So for me TV complete the cognitive aspect in childrean as far their parents watch their children carefully.

    A.A.Ayu Putri Oktiadewi (CV 3)

  2. Actually not all mistakes on children. Parents also have roles in children habits of watching TV. Parents should control and accompany children while children in front of the Television so there are many postive effects of watching television. BUT, nowadays TV has double roles as entertainment and 'PARENTS' for children who always on children's side because their real parents are always busy with their work out of home and almost have no time for their children. So for avoiding the negative effects of watching TV, parents should have time for children and must limit the time for children for watching TV so children still have time to study and grow up their creativity and IQ. 
    Andri Arindiah (CV 3)

  3. Television is one of the most prevalent media influences in kids' lives. According to Kids' Take on Media, a survey conducted in 2003 by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, watching TV is a daily pastime for 75 percent of Canadian children, both boys and girls from Grade 3 to Grade 10.How much impact TV has on children depends on many factors: how much they watch, their age and personality, whether they watch alone or with adults, and whether their parents talk with them about what they see on TV.To minimize the potential negative effects of television, it's important to understand what the impact of television can be on children.

    Indra Aryudanto (CV 3)

  4. If information comes to you that's when you start to relax....but if it didn't you would be searching for information and becoming more creative and open-minded,that's where we start inventing things and coming up with fresh ideas........@siyantsimbi