Should you allow your kids to have a computer in their room. This has come up several times in conversations recently for me. I'm curious how my opinion aligns. I've data to support both conclusions, though nothing I'd consider definitive.
- Yes, why not, and things...Vote A
- No, not allowing it is for their own good.Vote B
- Eh, I don't know.Vote C
- Just show me the answersVote D
Most Helpful Girl
Yes. It's very important for school work; a lot of teachers will assign stuff that specifically required accessing the internet. The internet is a great learning resource anyway also; especially for topics they might be embarrassed to ask about eg. sex ed (no, this isn't code for they'll watch porn. Genuinely, I barely had any sex ed lessons in school and almost all of what I know about how to have safe sex, sexual health, etc. I learned online. If you're worried about porn you can just discuss with them the differences between sex irl and porn, the ethics of it, etc., or direct them to some of the many internet resources that explain those things).
Also for socializing the internet is very important as social media is a key way kids interact with one another today; if they can't access it or are denied privacy, this could lead to them feeling very left out0
Most Helpful Guy
My parents would let me borrow the laptop and take it to my room. Of course if you make them buy their own maybe they'll understand the value of it. But if they're just borrowing the family laptop for the evening like I would, who cares. Yeah they'll probably watch porn for like 5 minutes. The rest of the time they're on YouTube, Facebook, googling stuff.0