What is the suitable age to buy a computer for children?

September 22, 2008 8:42am CST
i have my first computer when i was at 17. Now is very modern day, computer is getting important and importanr in our daily life. We cannot live without the computer. We like to online for search things therefore we need a computer. So children like us, what u think that what suitable age for children to have their own computer?
6 responses
22 Sep 08
Hi sabahking, To me kids should not be allowed to use a computer but to read and write and learn to use their brains instead of depending on computers and I think kids should start using computers at the age of 17, when you got started. Tamara
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
22 Sep 08
sixteen should be a good age for children to get a computer they are more aware of it's cons and pros and also its easy for parents to help them out and to guide them
• China
24 Sep 08
I know what you are worrying about, but I don't think there can be a definite answer. If not get addicted, any age is OK.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
23 Sep 08
At this time the technology is no longer a luxury like computer it is one of the necessity in the School and I bring a computer for my children at an early age and they were already using a computer subject at this time for my Son he is still in the first year High School but they already have a Microsoft subject like word and Excel........and my Son is now 13 years old and he have a computer when he is 9....
• United States
23 Sep 08
I think any age is suitable for their own computer, however, that is if the parents are willing to teach their child proper usage if the parents are going to allow that computer to be connected to the internet, and proper parental controls are put in place to keep children from viewing content that is intended for maturer audiences.
• United States
22 Sep 08
well they have computers in preschool now which they only have learning games on them so i wouls say 4-5 years old i mean i wouldn't go out and buy a brand new one but get them a used one and put games on it to teach them how to be independant on one and when you want to show them something online just use your comp. then just but them a new one when they are ready.