Setting limits on computer use for 17 year old

Monica - posted on 02/08/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Help! I made a big mistake a few years ago by allowing my son to "game" only when he had completed his homework and as much as he wanted during the weekends. While some nights he doesn't even get on his computer due to the amount of work he has or more often how slow he is to finish (or not finish) it, more often he doesn't have a lot or none at all. This means he often has hours of computer time even during the school week!

His life revolves around his computer. No extracurricular activities, no girlfriends, no friends that come over. He does have a few non school friends whom he sees every now and then. How do I limit computer time at this stage of the game? More and more he resents my "controlling" ways. For various infractions, my son will have his computer taken by me. Usually for a day or two ( loaded into my car trunk). But when
he gets it back, its only a matter of time until he begins missing school assignments, getting to bed too late, or being rude and moody as he becomes frustrated when his computer is taken away due to a punishment. Any thought? Thanks, Monica


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/09/2015




Go to: Start menu, Control panel, User Accounts, manage user accounts, click on your kid's account, and select parental controls. In there you can select rating levels that are allowable, and a time limit for that account to be logged in.

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