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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on communication

Disadvantages of the use of Television as a means of communication

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Disadvantages of the use of Television.
(a) TV can only be viewed where there is electricity. It is expensive to install solar panels in areas where there is no electricity.
(b) Pornographic programmes have eroded cultural values, especially among the youth.
(c) Watching violent programmes has created the culture of violence among the youth. For example, watching of wrestling and violent movies.
(d) Some advertisements encourage deviant behavior. For example, advertisements of alcohol and cigarettes.
(e) Watching television can sometimes become addictive in some homes thus limiting the time to participate in other activities.
(f) Acquiring a TV and related devices is relatively expensive than a radio.


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