Adverse Effects of Television on Society

How Entertainment Television Shapes Social Values and Beliefs

How Entertainment Television Shapes Social Values and Beliefs

Introduction Due to the growing global television audience over the past fifty years, television entertainment has emerged as one of the most widely used forms of entertainment. Since they make up the bulk of the audience, young people and women are the most likely to be impacted by television entertainment, either favorably or unfavorably. Different societal values and ideas may be beneficial or harmful and are highlighted and depicted in television episodes and series. Because most television watchers are young people who make up society's future and present, the values and ideas disseminated by television have a significant potential to…
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