How long do you let your kids stay on the computer? (8 yrs & younger)


Donna - posted on 05/10/2011




I must admit, it is only my 8 year old who asks to go on the computer, he usualy spends around 30 minutes a day on the computer playing club penguin or moshi monsters x

Dina - posted on 05/08/2011




My son is allowed to use the computer, now that they start using computers in school as young as kindergarden it is important for them to know how to use them. My sons school even sent home some online learning sites that they use at school, and that is what I limit his computer use to. is an awsome learning site for young children :)

Jessicca - posted on 05/09/2011




i have 3 and i allow 45 min each then it is over with untill later or not at all , also mine r 10,7,6

Alex - posted on 05/05/2011




My daughter, who is six, is allowed to go on the computer on the weekends as a reward for being good during the week. if she misbehaves to much during the week, she looses her time to play on the computer. i only let her on for about an hour and i am with her the entire time so she doesn't accidentally go to the wrong website. i have all her game websites on a favorites bar so all she has to do is click on the site name at the top of my browser and she is good to go! i feel that an hour is enough for her at this age.

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Cristy - posted on 05/26/2011




I appreciate all the responses and most of you have the same ideas as I have. Thanks again! :)

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Well, my 8 year old does school online, so atleast 4 hours a day. That does not include tutoring websites, research links.

My 3 year old knows how to navigate online on and for school.

computer gaming and video gaming is not allowed at all. In our home a computer is not a toy, it's a tool. We do not own a television either.

Kolbee - posted on 05/06/2011




20,mins,thats it,but then again i have three children and one computer,i would say for the only child 45min,a day

Angela - posted on 05/06/2011




I will give them about 30 minutes on an educational website. I do monitor from time to time because using the internet is a way to teach them many different skills. I highly suggest it so that they learn they way around the computer since the schools are using them but I don't do it every day.

Megan - posted on 05/05/2011




depending on the age is what is allowed. homework first! then playtime or computer, kinda like being in school since i have lots of children 5 in my household , but coloring we go station to station to keep them not fighting and busy!

Deepti - posted on 05/04/2011




MY SON IS SEVEN AND I DONT LET HIM BE ON COMPUTER ON DAILY BASIS.. for his good work and actions, i let him play on computer as a reward and that too once a week.. it is necessary to control computer and internet exposure through one or the other way.. kindly visit to know the answers why and how to control:

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Well, they're 9, but they split about 20 minutes a day. Sometimes an hour or two on the weekends (again, split between the 2 of them).

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