Which do you watch more: TV or online videos?


7th April 2021

DOCTORS, health charities and TV chef Jamie Oliver have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asking him to keep in place plans to ban online adverts for junk food.

Last year, the Government announced plans to help the UK get healthier and to fight obesity. These plans included a ban on online and TV ads for foods high in sugar, salt or fat shown before 9pm, when children were most likely to see them.

However, it now seems the Government may be about to abandon its plan for the online ban, after research suggested it would cost businesses hundreds of millions of pounds, and only reduce the calories consumed by kids by a small amount.

In response, more than 90 doctors, academics and public figures, including the British Heart Foundation and the British Medical Association, have raised their concerns in a letter to the prime minister. They say “allowing the online environment to continue to be flooded with adverts for fast-food… will significantly undermine other Government efforts to improve public health”.

Kids also spend more time online now, meaning there’s more chance of seeing junk food ads. Research by tracking company Qustodio says family web and app visits rose 100% from January 2020 to 2021, mostly to YouTube, TikTok and BBC News.

We want to know where you’re more likely to see online ads! Let us know in the poll below.

Which do you watch more: TV or online videos?


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katkid10 · 6 months ago

I just wanted to tie the vote...

ansha007 · 6 months ago

I watch more youtube

kittymoi · 6 months ago

I watch more tv but also youtube

weirdcat · 6 months ago

First to comment!! I'm not really allowed on YouTube so I definitely watch more TV.

opalstar · 6 months ago

First to comment!

opalstar · 6 months ago

I definitely watch more TV, since I don't have a phone yet, and if I did I don't think I'd be interested in youtubers and all.

opalstar · 6 months ago

It's not that safe on youtube either without your parent's permission many people I know can go on youtube without checking, and their parents never check what they watch.

brienreg · 6 months ago

I just watch TV Programmes because I think videos on YouTube and ,other stuff like that, are really boring. And are just people talking or doing stuff. I will occasionally watch news videos, though.

brienreg · 6 months ago

My favourite TV Programme is Tracy Beaker and My Mum Tracy Beaker.

hizageri · 6 months ago

youtuber mr beast is the best

cat55 · 6 months ago


cat55 · 6 months ago

I don't know whether I watch more youtube vids or TV. I think I watch both of them just as much.


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cat55 · 6 months ago

Hey, Plz reply to this comment saying YOUTUBE! if u watch more youtube, or TV! if u watch more tv.

ivansp2011 · 6 months ago

Do they mean Tv like films?

ivansp2011 · 6 months ago

If yes, then Youtube and etc because you could look at it for free while you have to buy a film. Also, they do not sell specific items like geography northern war or something like that.

opalstar · 6 months ago

I'm not allowed on youtube, so much more TV than time someone would spend online,

rhubarbf · 5 months ago

I only watch TV

amyunicorn · 5 months ago

I watch both a lot

p1neapple1 · 5 months ago

At the moment more tv but used to always when I got the chance to watch YouTube 😂

owlgebra · 5 months ago

I don't have a phone, so I don't watch Tiktok, YouTube or BBC new website.

scarlet10 · 5 months ago

i watch tv but my brothers only watch online videos

cr1cket1 · 5 months ago

But if you watch YouTube on your TV, then you are technically watching TV!?

opalstar · 5 months ago

My favourite is Hetty Feather and Almost Never and the Thundermans on netflix

123emperor · 5 months ago

I’d say I watch more vids on YouTube as I usually wake up, watch dream, have dinner, watch dream, bored, watch dream. He always entertains me when I’m lonely and bored 😊

monkey61 · 4 months ago

I don't watch much of both.

piggy9876 · 4 months ago

I watch more television 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

ihorsman · 4 months ago

i do not watch tv i watch youtub

k03n1gs3gg · 4 months ago

i watch youtube on my tv

beingme · 4 months ago

i really actually watch them both the same amount but not to much as it is bad for your health.

poodles · 4 months ago

TV cus im not aloud too wtach vids online

bdm · 4 months ago

I haven't actually got a TV so...

bdm · 4 months ago

But, I don't really watch much of either- I spend most of my spare time on my kindle reading.

bdm · 4 months ago

Though I do watch the BBC pretty often.

luigi55 · 3 months ago

I dont have Youtube so I have to click I wath more tv

mwhitty · 3 months ago

YouTube you don’t know what’s out there but TV is much safer.And who doesn’t like a bit of Netflix?

humbugs · 1 month ago

I watch both equally. Half and half. Not in one whole day. Just half the day.

phoebeh · 1 month ago

I watch some TV occasionally (normally news reports) but I watch more educational videos like TEDed