Children debate whether TV is doing more harm than good
Children in Sierra Leone have been debating whether television is doing more harm than good to the society, with positions being divided.
The kids passionately expressed themselves during a formal debate organized recently by the Children Advocacy Network in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown.
One school of thought is that television has done a lot more good than harm, due to the educational programs that are being broadcast.
A male child, David Turner argues that TV does more good than harm.
“Through television, we know what is happening around the world. It leads to good communication.” He added by using the old adage, “seeing is believing”
But on the other hand, there are those who say that television is doing more harm to the society, as many children get hooked on to It and pay little or no attention to reading their school lessons.
Little Aminata Koroma is one of them. She says “There are several reasons why I say television causes more harm than good. TV of course leads to idleness and also it leads children to many bad things. For example, it misleads our culture here in Sierra Leone and it takes children’s attention from their education,”
WADR’s Freetown Correspondent Mohamed Konneh attended the debate and he reports.
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