The television was invented in the early 20th century. Since then it has become an important part of our lives. According to research 79% of the world’s households own a television set. Television has changed the way families interact. Television is undoubtedly a valuable tool but it has also some unfavourable effects. Before the television, families sat around the dining table to eat and share what happened during the day, now they sit in front of the television like dummies. Children are spending more than six hours a day in front of the TV. We need to recognise the good that can be gained by watching but also be aware of its harmful effect on our youth and children. I personally believe that everything is good in moderation and this rule has served me well.

SYEDA UNZELA MUSHTAQUE,

Karachi, February 26.