We have tv at home and its used alot by all of us. We dont have ipad. Social situations ? No. Not for me. Quiet time on the lounge at home is different imo. My kids dream of trying things like Minecraft. Sometimes they luck in on a playdate if their friend has Minecraft. We struggled to go to restaurants for years, and i mean years, with young children. So we didn't go. Anyway, each to their own, whatever it takes. Its a personal choice.