ANSWERS: 18
  • Of course not, unless you are there to filter every moment of it.
  • No way. It creates so many bad habits.
  • Sure, it's not as brainwashing as everybody says it is.
  • 1 tv per household is more than enough and it shouldn't be in anyone's bedroom .. my humble opinion. It's divisive enough without dividing a family further than each being mindlessly glued to their own.
  • If you feel the need to have a t.v in your child's room you could but I don't really see the need. It may become a bit of a problem and people generally only need one t.v per house. I'm not sure ae whatever you want, but I would recommend not having one in there =]
  • I don't think so. In my opinion, there are things even on the broadcast networks that I wouldn't want my young children watching, particularly while I was not present. Also, a bedroom is for sleeping. If there's a TV in the room, it will likely be on at times when the child should be asleep.
  • You don't say how old the child is-and I believe that makes a difference. There are plusses and minuses for both a yes and no opinion. I prefer to say a TV can be in any room as long as it is not on 24/7 and common sense is used in who gets to watch what. Recent studies (ho hum, but sometimes they end up being right) show that too much TV for children (and probably for anyone) isn't good. Play outside, use your imagination, spend time with family activities. You know the preferred options. Good question...
  • No. A child would have too easy an access to all the violence and sex that flood t.v. shows nowadays. Adults should always supervise what their children watch, and they can't do that easily if a t.v. is in their room. :)
  • k-6 grade i would not allow a tv.. older then that id say sure they could have one
  • I didn't have one until I was about 15 or so. ('course back then, it didn't have a remote with it and only had 12 channels!). I don't remember my kids having one in their room(s) until they were about that age, too. I wouldn't have one there until they were about 12. Before that, if you HAVE to, make sure to block all channels but the ones you will allow them to watch on their own. (Which may be almost ALL of them!)
  • I have a television in my child's room, so that he can watch movies and Saturday morining cartoons. I keep the remote in my room and only allow the tv when there is no school the next day. Having the tv in their room is not the problem. The problem is not having control over the tv. Just my opinon, though. :)
  • I don't think it's a good idea. My daughter didn't have a TV in her room until she was about 14 years old.
  • yeah i've had 1 in my room since i was ten,and it has'nt done me any harm and stops arguments about what to watch,i dont know anyone who only has 1 t.v in there house.
  • Not in either of my children's room. They are far too young to spend that much time in front of a screen.
  • no, they should be outside playing or something.. not learning at an early age to be reclusive couch potatoes.
  • The rule in our house is no TV or computer in your room untill you are 18 years old. We have 2 TVs, one in the living room and one in the family room. I think that too many kids spend too much time in front of a TV set. A computer is a good tool, but allows some very bad thing to happen. The computer in our house is in a room where we can keep an eye on the kids. Asking all 4 kids (who are now over 18) they don't think they missed out by not having a TV of their own.
  • I think that should really depend on the parent. I didn't get a tw at all until I was 10 years old. It was the kind with a dial. That was back in the mid 70's.
  • No. Kids should enjoy their childhood by playing outside, laughing and running with other kids. They should also be studying their lessons. I'm not saying that they should not watch TV. All I'm saying is that putting a TV in their room isn't good for them :)

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