What's your opinion on TVs in children's rooms? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

What's your opinion on TVs in children's rooms?

xsazzyjayx Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
As title really.

Just wondered what peoples views were on children having tv's in their rooms and what sort of age you think is/isn't acceptable?

:)
Tags:
xsazzyjayx Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Options

All Comments

(57) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
well my daughter is 1 she has a tv with a dvd player she loves in the night garden,plus keeps her entertained in the morning at stupid times when she wont sleep
#2
I don't think I'll ever let them have a TV in their bedroom. But we watch TV only after they go to bed, so they are free to watch anytime, with breaks inbetween:) They are 5 and 3 year olds btw.
#3
I'd say in their late 30's
#4
I bought my son a TV when he was 9 mainly for his WII,He also has a feeview box plugged in but this is set up with just a few kids channels on and these finish early,,It is rare he watches it but sometimes on a weekend he wakes early and put CBBC on ,
#5
Mine are 4 and 7 and they dont have them in bedrooms. I wouldnt mind my daughter (7) having one as it would be nice when she has friends rounds and they can get away from little brother lol but hubby says no!
#6
I have a TV in my little ones bedroom, it is nice to keep them entertained at times. I think a TV in the room is ok it's upto you to restrict how much they watch it, if you imply the rules at the beginning then it is just something they will get used too :)
#7
My boys share a room, 5y & 9y old, and have one but it's only connected to a PS2.
#8
As title really.

Just wondered what peoples views were on children having tv's in their rooms and what sort of age you think is/isn't acceptable?

:)


What's your view?
#9
The saint has arrived! :)
#10
i don`t let my daughters have a tv in their room, they have a sort of games room downstairs with a tv in and consoles, so no tv in bedroom.
they have friends who have t.vs in their bedrooms, but they are struggling at school, so i say it is worth the moans when i say no,
#11
siwrath
well my daughter is 1 she has a tv with a dvd player she loves in the night garden,plus keeps her entertained in the morning at stupid times when she wont sleep


Is it just mornings you let her watch it?

Marina
I don't think I'll ever let them have a TV in their bedroom. But we watch TV only after they go to bed, so they are free to watch anytime, with breaks inbetween:) They are 5 and 3 year olds btw.


Is there any reason behind this? :)

Tanchi
I'd say in their late 30's


LOL :thumbsup:

tonyg1962
I bought my son a TV when he was 9 mainly for his WII,He also has a feeview box plugged in but this is set up with just a few kids channels on and these finish early,,It is rare he watches it but sometimes on a weekend he wakes early and put CBBC on ,


So the novelty has worn off a bit? Only sometimes he wakes early? - looking forward to my little one getting older then :thumbsup:
#12
loobie
Mine are 4 and 7 and they dont have them in bedrooms. I wouldnt mind my daughter (7) having one as it would be nice when she has friends rounds and they can get away from little brother lol but hubby says no!


Is this because of how he was brought up? I didn't have a tv til a lot later - maybe 10+ I can't remember - so think thats playing on my mind a bit!

munnski
I have a TV in my little ones bedroom, it is nice to keep them entertained at times. I think a TV in the room is ok it's upto you to restrict how much they watch it, if you imply the rules at the beginning then it is just something they will get used too :)


Thanks hun :thumbsup:

kyalion
My boys share a room, 5y & 9y old, and have one but it's only connected to a PS2.


Ahhh so no tv as such....good idea :)
#13
thesaint
What's your view?


As I've just mentioned above in my multi-quotes - I didn't get a tv in my room until I was 10+ which is playing on my mind.

My little one is only 20 months but just can't bring myself to do it just yet because of my upbringing - but maybe social acceptance of such a thing has changed which is why I asked for others opinions :)
#14
i'll try and keep a tv out of my sons room until he is at least at school he's 2 just now and i have no problem with him watching tv in living room tv helps with their education

but a bedroom is for sleeping in imo that way he know when he's put there it to gotto sleep
#15
xsazzyjayx;5556488
Is there any reason behind this? :)

ermm... I don't let them play in their bedroom, I encourage them to play and/or watch TV where we are, i.e. downstairs and then there is homework and stuff. So by the time they go to their bedroom it is really bedtime. Moreover thats the way we grew up as well:)
banned#16
daughter had a tv in her room at 7, son has one too, although he had his earlier than 7, although i think it should be me with a tv in my room as if i wanna watch anything they both moan, and i remind them mummy hasnt got a tv in her room. Never had a tv in my room as a child, lucky to have had a tv in the lounge let alone a bedroom - lol

fskinner
i don`t let my daughters have a tv in their room, they have a sort of games room downstairs with a tv in and consoles, so no tv in bedroom.
they have friends who have t.vs in their bedrooms, but they are struggling at school, so i say it is worth the moans when i say no,


^^^^^^^ i doubt that has anything to do withe where the tv is located
#17
Marina
ermm... I don't let them play in their bedroom, I encourage them to play and/or watch TV where we are, i.e. downstairs and then there is homework and stuff. So by the time they go to their bedroom it is really bedtime. Moreover thats the way we grew up as well:)


same here works well so far
#18
Marina
ermm... I don't let them play in their bedroom, I encourage them to play and/or watch TV where we are, i.e. downstairs and then there is homework and stuff. So by the time they go to their bedroom it is really bedtime. Moreover thats the way we grew up as well:)


Sorry didn't mean to interrogate you there :thumbsup:

Just wanted a bit of insight thats all :)
#19
Marina
The saint has arrived! :)


Friend or foe? :thinking:

xsazzyjayx
As I've just mentioned above in my multi-quotes - I didn't get a tv in my room until I was 10+ which is playing on my mind.

My little one is only 20 months but just can't bring myself to do it just yet because of my upbringing - but maybe social acceptance of such a thing has changed which is why I asked for others opinions :)


My son has a TV in his room, but only has it there for when his friends sleep over so that he can take his games console out of the living room, and out of my way.

It can't receive a TV signal, as I haven't connected it to an aerial.

I don't like TV's in bedrooms personally, but I wouldn't either judge or worry about what other people do, do what suits you and your family.
#20
xsazzyjayx;5556582
Sorry didn't mean to interrogate you there :thumbsup:

Just wanted a bit of insight thats all :)

No no, i didn't think you were.:) Is it the 'ermm...' bit?, I was just thinking aloud there:p
#21
thesaint;5556594
Friend or foe? :thinking:

What's your view? :)
1 Like #22
Marina
What's your view? :)


Quite nice, I can see the national space centre from my window. :)
#23
thesaint


My son has a TV in his room, but only has it there for when his friends sleep over so that he can take his games console out of the living room, and out of my way.

It can't receive a TV signal, as I haven't connected it to an aerial.

I don't like TV's in bedrooms personally, but I wouldn't either judge or worry about what other people do, do what suits you and your family.


I think that is VERY fair advice there - thank you :thumbsup:

Marina
No no, i didn't think you were.:) Is it the 'ermm...' bit?, I was just thinking aloud there:p


Bless you. Thanks for your opinion though :)
#24
thesaint;5556640
Quite nice, I can see the national space centre from my window. :)

Nice answer, but not to the question:)
#25
my kids have their own tv's, my daughter rarely uses here tbh, only when she has a sleep over, my boys watch theirs (they even have a virgin box :oops: ) and are both exceling at school, both in the highest sets in their years etc so i dont think its things like this that affect such things, but the way its managed along with everything else.
#26
both my children have tv's in their rooms but not connected to aerials as I wouldnt be able to keep a check on what they have access to. (stopped watching soaps altogether a few years back as i didnt think they were suitable for, then, 4 yr old)

they both have routine charts and they include an hour for electricals, which means if they watch a dvd then they cant play on console, if they watch tv downstairs then they cant play on handhelds etc, works out fine, they know whats what and tend to balance it out fine. :-)
#27
loupomm
my kids have their own tv's, my daughter rarely uses here tbh, only when she has a sleep over, my boys watch theirs (they even have a virgin box :oops: ) and are both exceling at school, both in the highest sets in their years etc so i dont think its things like this that affect such things, but the way its managed along with everything else.


Thank you :) Glad your kids are doing well at school :)

michelleleemoo
both my children have tv's in their rooms but not connected to aerials as I wouldnt be able to keep a check on what they have access to. (stopped watching soaps altogether a few years back as i didnt think they were suitable for, then, 4 yr old)

they both have routine charts and they include an hour for electricals, which means if they watch a dvd then they cant play on console, if they watch tv downstairs then they cant play on handhelds etc, works out fine, they know whats what and tend to balance it out fine. :-)


I like the Routine Chart idea! :)
banned#28
michelleleemoo
both my children have tv's in their rooms but not connected to aerials as I wouldnt be able to keep a check on what they have access to. (stopped watching soaps altogether a few years back as i didnt think they were suitable for, then, 4 yr old)

they both have routine charts and they include an hour for electricals, which means if they watch a dvd then they cant play on console, if they watch tv downstairs then they cant play on handhelds etc, works out fine, they know whats what and tend to balance it out fine. :-)


How very regimented.

An hour for fun and not a minute more.

30 minutes quiet reflection on the theme of nature.

How many minutes for toilet duties do they get? Must be a pain if they use it all up on a massive dump in the morning.
#29
I like the Routine Chart idea! :)[/QUOTE]

6 yr olds goes....

4-5 electricals

5-5.30 dinner

5.30-6 creating (she named this, just means she gets to use the messy stuff, glue, sequins)

6-7 reading, homework, writing all with mum

7-7.30 bath

7.30-8 quiet time (normally plays with her cars or dolls)

and 8pm beddybyebye's

:-D
#30
FilthAndFurry
How very regimented.

An hour for fun and not a minute more.

30 minutes quiet reflection on the theme of nature.

How many minutes for toilet duties do they get? Must be a pain if they use it all up on a massive dump in the morning.


I appreciate your view and many may agree with you but we do have fun in other ways and yes im not embarrassed to say I run a tight ship.
banned#31
michelleleemoo
I appreciate your view and many may agree with you but we do have fun in other ways and yes im not embarrassed to say I run a tight ship.


Only at ze alotted time and in a manner of mein choosing!
#32
I swore my kids wouldn't have TV's in the bedrooms till much older but my sis was dumping an old tv/video combo and I just couldn't let her do it so I took it and had nowhere else to put itbut my sons room. He was two at the time, he's 5 now and my daughter is 3. They go up to watch some old video's we still have sometimes, usually on a sunday morning when I'm in bed lol, but that's about it. :thumbsup:
#33
FilthAndFurry
Only at ze alotted time and in a manner of mein choosing!


taking it to a whole different level you are :-D but anyways it suits us :thumbsup:
banned#34
FilthAndFurry
How very regimented.

An hour for fun and not a minute more.

30 minutes quiet reflection on the theme of nature.

How many minutes for toilet duties do they get? Must be a pain if they use it all up on a massive dump in the morning.


This made me lol sorry. I totally understand the routine and structure approach as I do it myself but that tickled me :)
banned#35
hannah19790
I swore my kids wouldn't have TV's in the bedrooms till much older but my sis was dumping an old tv/video combo and I just couldn't let her do it so I took it and had nowhere else to put itbut my sons room. He was two at the time, he's 5 now and my daughter is 3. They go up to watch some old video's we still have sometimes, usually on a sunday morning when I'm in bed lol, but that's about it. :thumbsup:


thats the reasons my son had one earlier than daughter, my sister was also dumping a portable combi - lol
#36
sassie
thats the reasons my son had one earlier than daughter, my sister was also dumping a portable combi - lol


Sisters huh?!! :roll: lol
I can now blame her for any bad behaviour:whistling:
#37
starsparkle2311
lol, that's all that matters isn't it? What's good for you:thumbsup:

My kids have a tv in their rooms, they're 9+10, they've had them since they were about 6+7.

They don't watch tv as the signal isn't very good, they use them for dvds, usually at the weekends and when their friends sleepover.

The odd weeknight they may watch one, if they've ran out of books to read, I don't see it as a problem, it helps them unwind. Why not?


precisely, its all about balance and as long as the children know there are other things to do and enjoy and the tv is not the only focus of all their attention I think it makes for well balanced children (in my case as much as they can be with a ma like me :w00t:) :-D:-D

oh, and it cuts down on the leccy bill te-he-he
#38
Our younguns need to be brought up on a diet of xbox 360s from an early age. Preferably fully HD and a least 42"
#39
autolesbona
Our younguns need to be brought up on a diet of xbox 360s from an early age. Preferably fully HD and a least 42"


you cruel cruel parent!!! what about the ps3/ds/wii the rise then fall of the atari/amiga/n64???

pah 42" id never send my kids to anywhere that was like your house!! :p
#40
my sons are 7 and 11 they share a room they do have a tv in their room but they dont watch it that often - unless they dust down the wii on rare occasions!

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!