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Kid Zone: Tv’s in Restaurants- Good or Bad?

What is your opinion on this topic?

Mikaeel: I think that there should be no TVs in restaurants because when you go out to a restaurant with friends and family you don’t go there to watch TV. You go there to spend time with friends and family.

Ella: I don’t much like the TVs because I think that they are pretty distracting. I like to talk to the people I’m there with instead of watching TV.


Is your parents’ opinion the same on this topic?

Mikaeel: My parents don’t like TVs in restaurants because I always get distracted watching TV in a restaurant when my parents are trying to have a conversation with me.

Ella: My parents also think that the TVs are sometimes distracting to people.


Why does this matter to kids and families in London and around the world?

Mikaeel: It matters because people don’t communicate face-to-face anymore when they go out. They just watch TV or go on their phones. I think restaurants should turn off TVs so people can talk and then there won’t be as many distractions.

Ella: I think this matters to kids and families in London because sometimes they don’t spend a lot of time together. They go out to a restaurant but don’t even talk because they are busy staring at the TVs.


What do you think restaurants could do to make this better for everyone?

Mikaeel: I think restaurants could have one night every week called family night where restaurants turn off all the TVs so families and friends can talk and hang out instead of watching TV. Hey restaurants, Kids Zone challenges you to turn off the TVs!

Ella: I think that restaurants could make it better for everyone by having certain booths for people that like the TVs and certain booths for those who don’t.


Anything else you’d like to add?

Mikaeel: It depends on the restaurant. If it is a family restaurant, I don’t think is good but, if it is in a bar or grill, it isn’t as bad. Ella: I would like to add that if TVs were taken away at restaurants I would still want the music because if you were there with someone you didn’t know that well then it wouldn’t be so awkward


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