TV Is Not Good For Children Debate

Debates and persuasive writing are important because they enable you to develop skills that can help you make the right choices to live a happy life.

This week English Teacher Online joins in the, TV is not good for children debate and encourages students to think about both sides of the argument.

A debate is a serious discussion of a subject in which many people take part.

Persuasive writing is defined as presenting reasons and examples to influence action or thought. The writer states an opinion clearly and supplies reasons or specific examples that support each opinion.

How To Prepare For A Debate

Choose your side – either for or against. If you agree that TV is bad for children, then you are ‘for’ – if you disagree then you are ‘against’ the motion.

In your teams, make a list of your main points for or against.

Choose 2 or 3 people to work on each point and brainstorm how you are going to present it.

Prepare a short speech giving one concrete argument to help your team win the debate.

Consider counter arguments – what and how others will try to argue back against your speech!

Rejoin your group and compare what you have written. Choose the best parts and make the argument complete.

Come back to the team and discuss your main points. Rank your arguments so you can win the debate.

Remember that many hands make light work, but too many chefs spoil the broth. Make sure you have a leader or voting system that can sort out any team disputes.

Search online to find some more ideas to fuel your TV is not good for children argument here.

Persuasive writing can and should consider both sides of an argument. Try to discuss each point in order and don’t get too distracted by other points.

In the conclusion you can agree, disagree or decide that both sides have merit. Never be afraid to be your own person!

Please share some of your best arguments or questions in the comment section.

Author: Teacher Steve

Teacher Steve is 52 years old, happily married but has no children of his own. He's a fully qualified teacher who has been teaching English in sunny Thailand for over 15 years. Teacher Steve loves to write and decided to start English Teacher Online, in December 2016, to help students study English for free. He works tirelessly so that students can become fluent in English, empowering them to work and travel the world. You can also watch him teaching live at

2 thoughts on “TV Is Not Good For Children Debate”

  1. I not sure that t.v. is good for children or not. some people says that t.v. is good for children, but i going to says that t.v. is bad for children.T.v. is not good for children because when children get back from school and children started to watch their television, than children start to get lazy to do their homework. another reason is children can get addicted to t.v., when children first watch and they will watch it many time than they can get more lazy.When children go to school the children will talk with other children in class about t.v. and children can’t learn anything in class. If the channel that the children watch is bad like it have a bad words,the children will use it in real life.
    Some peoples says that good for children because it can help you to relax.I so confused that t.v. is good for children or………

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