Managing children's use of digital devices

Parental influence on children in the first 12 years of their lives have a permanent effect. Unfortunately, children come with no user manual. Each child is different from the other. Discuss how to handle emotional and educational needs of your child here.
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Re: Managing children's use of digital devices

Post by Ella455 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:13 am

It’s hard to be a parent with the sheer amount of data and interaction your kids can have with each other and even strangers over the Internet. Set the ground rules you need to keep control of your child’s mobile world. Communicate with your child. I guess one of the most important key is Communication.

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Re: Managing children's use of digital devices

Post by zac's mum » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:37 am

My child’s school just sent out a guide on how to set up parental filters for various devices and browsers.

Do any of you use such filters? Are they useful? I had tried to apply them on my browser before, but approving every single website turned out to be so onerous. And I heard the porn companies easily find ways to circumvent such measures anyway.

What about opting in to the ISP-level filters? Are those really useful in screening out unwanted content?

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Re: Managing children's use of digital devices

Post by EstherP » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:15 pm

When I gave my oldest child her first phone, I set some ground rules. In the end, she understands I own the phone, and she gets to borrow it. I wanted her to know I could take the phone at any time. I also set some other ground rules that make life a little easier to get control of her mobile world.

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Re: Managing children's use of digital devices

Post by AnneS » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:53 am

Regularly change the password of the wifi at home, mobile phone should be kept on the designated area before going to bed, mobile phone should only be used for emergency purposes during class days, two hours will be allotted every weekend for her to use her mobile phone to play or check social media. Those are some rules that my brother is imposing on his child regarding mobile phone use.


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Re: Managing children's use of digital devices

Post by Sheena8 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:11 pm

In order to avoid problems regarding my child's addiction to mobile devices is by not giving them any gadgets at all until they reach P6. Children nowadays are so hard to control in using mobile devices and that would greatly affect their studies.

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Re: Managing children's use of digital devices

Post by slmkhoo » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:22 pm

Sheena8 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:11 pm
In order to avoid problems regarding my child's addiction to mobile devices is by not giving them any gadgets at all until they reach P6. Children nowadays are so hard to control in using mobile devices and that would greatly affect their studies.
You will still need to be watchful in sec school. Imposing control isn't any easier, maybe harder, in sec school.

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Re: Managing children's use of digital devices

Post by Pseow » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:14 pm

Hello! I have three daughters, one is in sec school and the rest are P6 and P4. I am more concerned of my eldest. I bought her a smartphone and the rules are set. One of the rules is she needs to turn over her phone after school so than her mom and I could check is mobile activities. Is this justifiable?

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