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#1 Dipsy

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

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In this age of smart phones, what age is appropriate for our children to have one, and what should we be doing to help them control their use? 


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:07 PM

I read something recently which challenged me... most parents give their child a phone when they go to secondary school or around the age of 13 (age limit for a lot of social media), but this is the age when they are most at risk from peer pressure and increasingly independent from parents. This article suggested that I'd if we gave children phones earlier and taught them healthy habits and choices whilst we still have greater influence over them then we can have greater effect.
It did get me thinking... I'll try and find the article.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:50 PM

We gave DD one when she asked to take more care of the dog. It enables us to contact her, and her to contact us when she's walking him and she is very good at doing this, including when she quietly called DH from behind a bush where she was hiding from bullies last summer.

 

It's mostly for whats app because she has so many messages on there there isn't storage for anything else! She knows we look at it to check things but also that we won't pry unnecessarily. Whats app is enabling her to keep in touch with friends from primary school who haven't gone to her secondary school.

 

She also has a tablet which is mostly used for Netflix and you tube. She is signed in on you tube as me via gmail and I have safe search on and can allow or remove you tube sites, websites etc easily as a result. The adult Netflix account is password protected so she only has access to the kids section and shows (she mostly watches cartoons)

 

She started to use a site - the name of which I forget - which Dh spotted as new, so he looked at it and it involved sharing location and other info so he explained why that made her vulnerable. She had already had teaching at school on internet safety and immediately understood - what she hadn't done was check whether this site collected/used that data. She has now learnt.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

That's an interesting article. It is certainly something to consider in with everything else.

 

 

One thing I'm thrilled to have finally worked out how to do, it is to set time limits for internet to selected phones on the router. My teens don't have data at all, so no internet limits them a fair bit. Although, of course, they can always download games, films, music etc while the internet works for them.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:48 AM

I tried recently to set a timer to turn the router off ... but can only block certain channels :( It was very complicated!


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