How do you control a student's Internet surfing time?

Philippines
June 13, 2010 4:32pm CST
School's about to start (or have started in some) here in the Philippines, now, I believe that many students spend so much time in the Internet for their own good. Now if you're a parent, do you keep track of your kid's Internet use? How do you control them? If you're a student yourself, how do you control your Internet use so that it will not affect your studies?
6 responses
• Mexico
14 Jun 10
Hi archon: I think that it's all about discipline. We have to teach the little ones that they can do whatever they want and basically there are some priorities: first you have to do your homework and then you can surf into the Internet. I think it's good to plan some sports hour in their programs so they will be interested on doing other different things. So in my case, as a student that's what I do: I program my priorities and these are the first things I have to do. Thanks for asking us this question. Have a nice day. ALVARO
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
One of the best two answers I've read. Definitely discipline is the key. and good for you set up your priorities. Keep it up and you'll have a bright future ahead. Hmm I wonder if I can mark two replies as the best response?... I'm quite new here in mylot. Keep lotting.
• United States
14 Jun 10
Parents forget that they are parents sometimes! The kids are not in control! I have a friend who has her kids turn in all technology at 8:30 every night. She said it brought a lot of peace in her home! The kids actually went to bed at a decent time and even finished their homework. They turn in cell phones and computers. It helped them a lot. They are older this year and the time may be adjusted to like 9:30.. not sure!
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Ahhh.. One of the best answers I got so far... yeah that's a good way to discipline the kids. And true, some parents forget that they are parents. Thanks for your answer.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
well put a password in your computer this is basically the easiest way
• Mexico
14 Jun 10
Hi o0jopak0o: I think that would be one step to take in case that your children don't understand that there are some other things that are important to do too. I agree that this alternative should be applied if they just don't understand but it's also important that they be controlled on doing the other activities so they learn that they have to control their time in function of what they have to do. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO
@tontunan (255)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
Internet is very useful to students in many ways. The advantages depend upon on how we use the benefits of having an internet. For me, as a Student I use the internet for research purposes, online shopping, online business, social networking and gaming. I use it for my researches of all kind such as in school, home, and for my personal needs. I also do online shopping to save time and effort. To meet thousands of friends, I joined different social networking sites. For recreations, I play online games instead of going anywhere. Most of all I keep on joining online jobs that could be helpful for my financial needs.
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
There are always positive ways to use the Internet. Though this technology is always a double-edged sword, I'm glad your using it for your advantages specially in your studies and financial needs. Keep lotting. :)
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
I think it's easier to control kids basically in anything if you're a full time mom,since your only focus would be on your kids businesses. anyway I'm a student myself, but I don't think I have any problems controlling my internet usage.
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
that's good for you. :). Well I suppose that there are really a number of students who uses the Internet as an educational tool. :) keep lotting :)
• United States
13 Jun 10
As a student, I leave my computer for after studying and homework. Formerly, I had it taken away from me by my parents when I was younger because of poor studying choices. I've since learned to work first, play later, lest it be taken from me again. Sometimes, however, I save studying until 6PM, and I remain on the computer until that time. It's not the better work habit, because 6PM usually ends up being 8PM.
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
At least you have learned your lesson when your parents took away your computer, that is good. I hope your study habits have improved now... and your grades too. Welcome to myLot