Some people believe that time spent on television, video and computer games can be beneficial to children. Others believe this has negative effects on a child. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
In recent years parents have had to make tough decisions about how much time their kids should spend watching TV and playing computer or video games. Some have argued that they are not only a waste of time, but potentially harmful. Others, however, claim that kids should be kids and deserve some entertainment. Personally, I feel that the best approach is moderation.
On the one hand, too much TV and gaming can have a negative influence. Physically, hours in front of a monitor are harmful on the eyes. And mentally if kids spend too much time living in a virtual world, they may lose the ability to make friends and socialize in a normal way. Moreover, seeing too much violence and questionable content could influence young people’s behavior, as they are impressionable.
On the other hand, all children need to have fun and play. If students only study, they will surely suffer from mental and emotional pressure and stress. Also, not all content on TV or online is unhealthy; there are lots of educational shows and content that is positive.
Speaking from personal experience, I think the right approach is to have a healthy balance. In this regard, parents have a responsibility to set boundaries and make sure that the content their kids are viewing is appropriate. As well, TV and video games are not the only ways to have fun, so parents should encourage their kids to interact and play with other kids in person too.
In the end, we should follow our common sense. Parents should be firm but fair with letting their kids play online or in front of a TV screen. Most things in moderation are healthy, and TV and video games are no different.
写作线索：观点中立，适度即可。第二段on the one hand，讲负面；第三段on the other hand，讲正面；最后讲家长要重视和起作用。
经典的中立型文章。可学习的点很多：首先，首段最后一句中The best approach is moderation.（最好的办法是适度）moderation一词可以理解为中文的“（把握）火候”，是中立文章的点睛大词，不可不学。其次，第二段中分别用physically和mentally拓展了写作思路；最后，文章末句提升至哲学高度：Most things in moderation are healthy, TV and video games are no different.（大多数事情适度都是好的，电视和视频游戏也不例外）是啊，适度饮酒对身体好；打打小麻将，买买彩票还怡情呢。但最难把握的就是这个moderation“度”啊！
Deserve vt. 应受，值得
moderation n. 适度
socialize v. 社会交往
virtual adj. 虚拟的
questionable adj. 有问题的
interact vi. 互相作用，互相影响
firm adj. 严格的
make decision 作出决定
spend sometime (in) doing sth. /spend sometime on sth. 花时间在（做）某事上
have a negative influence有不良影响
be harmful to/on sth. 对……有伤害
in this regard在这点上
have a responsibility to do sth. 有责任去做某事
And mentally if kids spend too much time living in a virtual world, they may lose the ability to make friends and socialize in a normal way.
As well, TV and video games are not the only ways to have fun, so parents should encourage their kids to interact and play with other kids in person too.
Most things in moderation are healthy, and TV and video games are no different.