Freeview and Dr Tanya Byron are putting together a major report on children and television and would like your views. If you have a child aged 2-11 and live in the UK, please complete the survey below. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win vouchers worth £250 for either The White Company, SpaceNK or Boden.

Good luck.
1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live?
Tick one
2. How many children do you have?
3. If you have more than one child between the ages of 2 and 11 please complete the survey with one of them in mind. You are welcome to complete the survey again for additional children.
How old is the child you are answering this survey about?
4. Tick the one which most closely matches your situation.
Do you…?
5. Which of the following best describes how you feel about letting your child watch television?
NB If you have more than one child this is the child whose age you ticked in Q3.
Please tick one
6. On average, how much television do you think it is OK for children of this age to watch during the course of a weekday/school day (per day)?
7. And, on average, how much television do you think it is OK for children of this age to watch during the course of a weekend day (per day)?
8. Which of the following, if any, would you say your child has gained by watching television?
Please tick all that apply
9. Which of the following methods, if any, do you use to control what your child watches?
Please tick all that apply
10. For each of the following statements, please say whether you agree strongly, tend to agree, neither agree nor disagree, tend to disagree or strongly disagree.
Agree stronglyTend to agreeNeither agree nor disagreeTend to disagreeSrongly disagree
I use TV as a treat to incentivise my child to finish their tasks such as getting ready for school or bed
I use TV at the end of the day to signal that it's bedtime and give him/her time to wind down
I believe there are a number of TV programmes that have a positive educational benefit for my child
I believe there are a number of TV programmes that have a negative effect on my child
Children’s TV is fun and it’s an essential tool in our house for keeping him/her entertained
As a first time mother TV was an essential language stimulus for my baby when we were on our own
I/we depend on it at the weekends to give us a lie in
I don’t mind him/her watching children’s channels with adverts
11. Here are some words or phrases that people have used to describe television in relation to children or the effect television can have on children.

Which of these would you agree with "Television is..."?
You can choose up to three
12. Please state which programme you think is the most educationally beneficial to your child and why?
13. Do you have a digital TV recorder (DTR) like Sky+ or Freeview+?
This is a system that allows you to record TV programmes using a remote, pause them mid-programme and save programmes to watch later.
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