Is internet surfing good and healthy for children under 11

@Nahsik (205)
India
November 1, 2008 11:35pm CST
Is internet surfing good for and healthy for children under 11 Well my brother is under 11 and he is a greater surfer!! He knows so many internthere will rarely be a site he is not aware of-even underaged!! So my friends what do you think should I consult his parents about or is it good for him?
8 responses
@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
6 Nov 08
My daughter is 8 years old and I have parental locks on when she is up here. The only thing she does up here is play games and do some learning activities. It is only safe if you make it safe.
• Romania
4 Nov 08
I think people tend to overrate internet these days..sure it's a powerfull meaning of information and all that, but look what this is doing to the kids nowadays. Instead of playing and interacting with other kids they spend time in front of a pc..
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
whenever my kids surf the internet, they would have to ask for my permission... and i have told them of those sites that they should not open. my husband had installed glubble... so my kids couldnt get through the nasty sites...
@aihsan (21)
2 Nov 08
yes it is healthy but make sure they have a break evrey hour so their eyes do gwet weak.also you should put parent control so it blocks nasty site's
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
I don't think so. Kids should learn through books first. That way, parents can monitor what kind of knowledge they absorb. If they were allowed to surf the net, then they would be exposed to all sorts of information. I know there are precautionary measures that can be taken when kids use the internet, but I still think that the net is just so wide and vast that you won't be able to contain it for good.
• India
2 Nov 08
it depends on th sites ur child is surfing...........
@23uday (3000)
• India
2 Nov 08
Hi friends Internet has many benefits and also some defects.It depends on how we use it.Young children get more addicted to the internet and it is difficult to make them come out of that. Its well and good that he has got more knowledge on the internet.But for his age,its not suggested for surfing.It should be related to his academics. Do keep a vigil on the sites ,he is surfing.And also make their aware of their child.He should play with his friends .Physical recreation is needed for him and not the surfing.Time lost will never come back and also the childhood days. BYE AND TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!!!!
@cupkitties (6661)
• United States
2 Nov 08
You probably should because of his safety. young kids really need to be monitored with the computer. . Your parents can also block certain sites from being accessed by him.