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    Tell them I had one when I was 7 and I didn't become corrupted by seeing any naughty bits or descend into being a morally corrupt lawbreaker, so you should be good. :awesome:
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    I don't have a TV in my room at home either. Their house, their rules I suppose. Save up and move out, then invite them round and impose arbitrary rules on them just for the fun of it
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    i wasnt allowed one, until i saved up enough money and bought one myself. my parents wernt apposed then as it wasnt their money. and i turned it off at a reasonable time... try that one...
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    I'm not allowed one purely because my parents are of the opinion that watching TV should be something done together, and I do see where they're coming from in that respect. That said I'd have nowhere to put it either.
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    I can't believe the amount of people who are 'not allowed a TV'

    Immature or what? :/
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    (Original post by TeenageDream)
    I'm 19. My family and I moved into a new house a few months ago, but in my new room I'm not allowed a TV. Is this weird for a 19 year old not to be allowed a TV in his/her room? Literally all my friends have a TV in their room and they laugh when I tell them I'm not allowed one. Most of them spend hundreds on cigarettes, alchohol and drugs, whereas I can't even spend just over £100 (which I have saved) on a TV. My parents aren't even that strict, it's just this weird rule they have, "no TV's upstairs".

    Any ideas how I can convince them that it's really not that bad?
    Why do you want a TV for? There's no point in having one now. Just a pc with a big monitor and you can watch everything you could have on a TV.
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    just buy one and lose the reciept
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    (Original post by TeenageDream)
    I'm 19. My family and I moved into a new house a few months ago, but in my new room I'm not allowed a TV. Is this weird for a 19 year old not to be allowed a TV in his/her room? Literally all my friends have a TV in their room and they laugh when I tell them I'm not allowed one. Most of them spend hundreds on cigarettes, alchohol and drugs, whereas I can't even spend just over £100 (which I have saved) on a TV. My parents aren't even that strict, it's just this weird rule they have, "no TV's upstairs".

    Any ideas how I can convince them that it's really not that bad?
    There a loads of sites where you can watch it online.
    BBC IPlayer
    4OD On Demand
    etc..
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    Move out.
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    (Original post by TeenageDream)
    I'm 19. My family and I moved into a new house a few months ago, but in my new room I'm not allowed a TV. Is this weird for a 19 year old not to be allowed a TV in his/her room? Literally all my friends have a TV in their room and they laugh when I tell them I'm not allowed one. Most of them spend hundreds on cigarettes, alchohol and drugs, whereas I can't even spend just over £100 (which I have saved) on a TV. My parents aren't even that strict, it's just this weird rule they have, "no TV's upstairs".

    Any ideas how I can convince them that it's really not that bad?
    you got a laptop and internet access, surely you can watch iplayer 4od etc.
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    Watch TV downstairs & read books in your room.
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    too much tv can be a bit of a distraction, at the same time ur 19 you have the right
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    I thought a tv in your room was the norm these days :dontknow: all my mates have one, and they did when they were in high school as well. Think I was 8/9 when I first got mine. Didn't watch it much like, just the odd film. But its handy when i'm doing work in my room and wanting something on in the background, or a film in bed, or when someone is watching something else downstairs. I can't imagine not having one in my room to be honest.

    Seems strange that parents don't allow it
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    (Original post by Rybee)
    I can't believe the amount of people who are 'not allowed a TV'

    Immature or what? :/
    I wouldn't say its immature but it is quite shocking. I can see why parents might refuse if its a young child but I always thought having on in your room was the norm, especially if you're a teenager
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    So?
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    I've had a TV in my room since I was around 9 or so. I hardly use it in all honesty, but it's useful for the PS3. It's not the end of the world when you don't have a TV in their room. Think of it this way: a lot of uni students don't buy TV's
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    wtf, i had my first tv at the age of 14/15 mainly for playing games.
    I did have a curfew though; i had to switch the tv off after 9pm. They never gave me a reason though, but i kinda had an idea.

    The perverted shows start after 9/10pm and they knew me well enough to know that if i did leave my tv past 9 and they was a something like softcore porn being showed, i wouldve watched it. :yes:
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    There is so much more to life than television mate. My advise would be DO NOT get a TV in your room, that is if you ever want to leave your room and socialize again... Your parents are wise and you won't be able to see it until you're older.
    You're ostensibly 19 for god's sake. Read a book, go to the pub, walk in the park, write poetry or ride a bike while you're still young enough to do/enjoy these things. Watching television is lazy enough without having one in your room!
    If this is the greatest injustice in your life than you've got a pretty sweet deal.
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    Samuel
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    (Original post by wardy333)
    There is so much more to life than television mate. My advise would be DO NOT get a TV in your room, that is if you ever want to leave your room and socialize again... Your parents are wise and you won't be able to see it until you're older.
    You're ostensibly 19 for god's sake. Read a book, go to the pub, walk in the park, write poetry or ride a bike while you're still young enough to do/enjoy these things. Watching television is lazy enough without having one in your room!
    If this is the greatest injustice in your life than you've got a pretty sweet deal.
    Regards,
    Samuel
    Amen ! Totally agree.
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    'Cause they dont want you to hibernate in your room 24/7
    they might just wanna spend time with you......
 
 
 
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