How much time do you allow your kids on computer?

@14missy (3185)
Australia
November 17, 2006 10:53pm CST
How much time do you think is appropriate for children to use computers? My children are still in primary school and would sit on it all day if I let them...
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@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
depending on their age but a couple of hours with at least a fifeen minute break after an hour
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
Thanks for your comment. Dragging them off after the hour is the hard part!!! It's easier to say no altogether to it.
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@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
it was hard to start with but i used a timer and if they didn`t comply they lost the next days privillages they soon learnt
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
good idea. I might try that.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
18 Nov 06
i would say what you feel comfortable with. a couple hours maybe. your right if you let them they would be on all day.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
18 Nov 06
Thanx for the comment. What do other think?
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
Now they are all fighting to use the computer at the same time. I think I'll be moving it to my room soon and banning them completely.
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@joechan (342)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
this is the right way to do.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
29 Nov 06
my 9 year old boy is allowed 1 hour of video games and 30 minutes on the computer each day. my 5 year old girl is allowed 30 minuted on video games and 15 miuntes on the computer. she is really only on it because every one else is she really has nothing to do on it. as far as tv goes they are allowed to watch tv about an hour to an hour and a half each day on the weekends i dont care.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
That sounds like really sensible timing. I wish I could enforce something like that. Some days they don't go on at all though and my daughter does use it for assignments sometimes.
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@ralevi (1887)
• United States
29 Nov 06
6-7 hours
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
Wow! Are you kidding. How do I multiply that by three to give each of the kids a fair share....and when do I get to go on....no I'm not buying another computer...lol
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@emarie (5451)
• United States
29 Nov 06
they don't use the computer yet...we have an old one for them, but no room to set it up.
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• Australia
29 Nov 06
There are times I don't think I get a say in the matter lol. We have just started a point system where miss 10 must do chores to earn points, then cash them in for choice of her own tv show watching & supervised internet time 30 min blocks & any other "treat's". Week one went well. Sliding a bit in the earning dept. But when she runs out of points & wants something will see how it goes.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
Good move. Let us know how it goes.
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@joechan (342)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
i limit them 2hrs.
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• United States
10 Dec 06
No kids here. But, it would depend on their ages, and what they are doing on it. Also, no exercise sitting on this machine, so it isn't healthy for them either.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
I try to limit them. My 12 year old daughter is the worst talking to her friends on MSN and on all the dress up and virtual makeup sites. She is very arty too.