Have you ever seen children who are running and talking loudly in cafés and cafeterias? Having these experiences are possible to anyone. Even if you don’t have direct experience as a customer or part-time worker, you can find information on the internet, including SNS. If you touch your smartphone screen again and again, you can search for poor examples that make people wish those things were not true. The alternativethat stores gave as solutions are “No Kids Zones.”A “No Kids Zone” is a composition term that means to completely block children’s entrance. “No Kids Zones”are now an increasing trend, but it is undesirable that it discriminates against a particular group of people.
“No Kids Zones” arose due to parents who never try to stop their children’s misbehavior, and this expression came out in 2014. “Matin Coffee Roasters” in Busan, “Café 7” in Seoul, and “Telbo’s Cat” (a restaurant in Jeju) are the representative “No Kids Zones” in Korea. Generally, “kids” are defined as children under the ages of 8 or 13 years old. But it can be lowered or raised at the discretion of the manager of the restaurant or café. Many people said that it is for preventing plausible accidents that children can have. Also, it will reduce and prevent damage to customers who come to restaurants to enjoy service. They are regarding the “No Kids Zone” as a great policy that will ensure people’s right to have a service and make all users satisfied. It is obvious that some children can give harm to customers and managers because most of them are active and it is hard for parents to control them.
However, if they start to solve the problems by totally blocking children’s entrance, it is the same as discriminating distinct ages and groups of people because of a few problematic individuals. For example, if many people became troubled and distracted by disabled or elderly people in public areas, they can widen the range from “No Kids Zones” to “No Old and Disabled Zones ”Not only that, “No Kids Zone” is complete example of a hasty generalization made by a minority of people.There are many wise and thoughtful parents who give an alert and punishment to their children when they do inappropriate behavior outside. It is very unfair for parents who raise children to be segregated because of a few extreme examples. Especially, if people begin to regard the creation of “No Kid Zones” in favorable ways, places for parents and children will gradually decrease.
There are lots of various and unique people in our society. It would be awesome that we can act like what we want and do, but there are some parts and rules that we must consider and follow for both the majority’s and the minority’s wellbeing and happiness. Because of people who don’t keep this common promise, we made alternatives and struggle to solve these problems. However, instead of making solutions and alternatives without any clear and fair plans, how about considering each other first? Sushi-Mayjin, a sushi buffet located in Gangnam, Seoul is making a “No Kids Zone,” while also preparing places for families with children. Doing like Sushi-Mayjin is a more desirable way to live together for our future. < 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >