Studies have shown that television competes with other sources of human interaction—such as family, friends, church, and school—in helping young people develop values and form ideas about the world around them. … It influenced the way that people think about such important social issues as race, gender, and class

 

Meta-analyses conclude that viewing violent television increases children’s antisocial behaviors and decreases their positive social behaviors. Such negative social behaviors can lead to social isolation, while positive social behaviors can lead to successful peer relationships.

Television gives us helpful information, various forms of education, and entertainment which are all a part of the positive effects that television has on our society. On a day-to-day basis, the television keeps us informed with plenty of helpful information.