New Computer Rules for ALL

We have always had pretty media lite kids, except for Harry, who we made exceptions for on the computer, because he was doing “useful things” and “learning”  Such as making movies, learning to program, etc.

  1. But now all the boys are Media Free Sunday Night – Friday Afternoon.  No TV, iTouch (except to listen to music as a family via speaker in kitchen)  or Computer (except to use the computer for school work)  The boys do have “boring” MP3 players to listen to music as desired.
  2. When they want to use the internet they must be on the Mac in the kitchen.
  3. They can use the other computers in the office to play games, write papers, edit movies, etc, but NO internet.
  4. We also had a Family Home Evening to review and sign computer rules.  I love Common Sense Media for advice with this.  Here is a link to a nice sample.
  5. I also love Common Sense’s app to help Kyp understand what appropriate movies/tv shows are for various ages.  When my boys now want to watch a movie, they automatically check this app to see if I will say yes or no.

Harry is computer free, except for typing papers for school.  Which he does in the kitchen.

  • He has actually enjoyed his time off from the computer.
  • He has more time to do other things he wants to do.
  • He has found it liberating.

It makes me almost glad this happened.


One response to this post.

  1. It’s nice to step away from the computer and see what the real world is like again!!!!

    I’m stopping in to welcome you to the A-Z Blogging Challenge!!! I’m a co-host so should you need anything I’m here to help!! Feel free to stop by my blog to say hello or join us on Twitter (I’m @jenunedited)!!


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