Is computer advisable to the children?

@Hazelrose (2185)
Philippines
September 18, 2009 9:00am CST
Most of the children today know how to use and operate the computer and lap-top. Even in the internet cafe mostly of the customer is children, we can see they are wearing their school uniform. Playing games, chat, surfing, opening the area that prohibited for children, etc. How can we guide our children?
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6 responses
18 Sep 09
In this day and age, where everything is computerized, it is best to learn to use the computers at an early age. My 2 daughters have their own laptops and are quite adept at not only surfing the web but also in using applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel. One of them even signified an interest in using Adobe Photoshop. My husband is pleased because at least they are making good use of the other functions of the computer which is not only surfing the web. I try to regulate as much as possible their surfing activities (limit of 1 hour/day and usually after homework is done). I also encourage them to play outside in the yard to stimulate their creativity and engage in physical activity. When I was young, it was certainly my imagination which brought us to fun activities not toys or gadgets (which did not exist then).
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Thanks for your response. I appreciate children know how to use computers, but like you, children is guided my parents.
18 Sep 09
You are welcome
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
I do not see anything wrong teaching a child how to use the computer and browse the internet. What I am concerned of is how to control them on how to use it. There is an advantage and disadvantage but I think teaching the child how to use it is just right since we are now in the age where the use of PC is a must for everyone seeking employment. Learning how to use this tool at an early age would give them the advantage to be able to fit in the society he will be joining in the future. But I am in agreement that they should be regulated on when and how to utilize this tool. It should still be controlled by their parents and should be given the time when they are allowed to use it. As to how, would depend on each parents because I am pretty sure they do have different circumstances.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
Hi rsa101,Yes we are now in hi tech generation.what is the important is the supervition op the parents.There must be limitations.Hope you cnsider my idea.Thanks for the comment.Good Luck
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Too much of a good thing is also just as bad. You can't really stop the kids from learning the new ways. It's sad that establishments would let students in uniform who are so obviously skipping classes in and play games when they should be in class listening to lessons. When the kids get too attached to the games that should be avoided. There should be an allotted time so that children will learn that there is a time for study and a time for playing games.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Hi Ayenacsi,thanks for your response.Its true kids now adays are very curious of new things. they are now in hi tech generation,what is important is the parental guidance.parents must be also aware about this matter.Limitations are very important.Good Luck.
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
I think it is advisable but with guidance.Internet has so much GOOD information that a child can learn and also interact. With proper guidance to your child what is do's and dont's. If have PC at home you install parental locking software where you could avoid unwanted sites. I think there a lot it right now on that kind of software and also some browser has some feature's like that. With that you can really feel safe when the are browsing the net.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Hi kryptoscode,thanks for your good comments and advices for the parents to supervise their child usingcomputers.As parent we must be aware of what our children does,every now and then.Good Luck and God Bless.
@saluyot (63)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
computers, just like cellphones, has now became a sort of necessity and not anymore a kind of luxury for most of us. the children today have their own PCs (desktops, laptops, netbooks) and cellphones, well a few of those who can afford to have one, but even children of families who can't can use computers in school in the many computer shops. what i am saying is that computers and the usage of it is no longer a privilege of the few but it has become a common thing. what we can do is regulation and parental control.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Thanks of your nice response. Their must be a parental control to our children when using this things. All things are nice but to much use will worsen. Good luck.
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
i would want my kids to learn how to use a computer at an early age. nowadays, it's like a must have skill. they just have to be guided so that they would not be so addicted to it that they would skip classes or something.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Thanks, we must guide our children in all things they do. No parents want that their children be a problem of society. Good luck.