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#51 seayork2002

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:08 AM

View PostSincerely, on 12 August 2019 - 11:29 PM, said:

I have a 14 y.o. nephew with the worldly knowledge & political cynicism that I would have only expected to find in a thirty year old. He watches a LOT of YouTube.

I do find myself drawn into what DS listens too sometimes sometimes, sure a lot of it sends me to sleep but I learn quite a bit myself from it.

He sits near where I do the dishes

#52 marple

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

My 7yo knows random things and speaks with quite adult phrases ( not rude  just things like "son of a gun") . Thats's mostly from youtube. Every so often I have to tell him to turn off a game if it is too old for him or if he is getting frustrated.
Not telling the amount of hours - way too many ;)

One rule is no tv or devices in the bedroom until at least high school.

#53 annodam

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

View PostRummonkey, on 13 August 2019 - 05:43 AM, said:

No tv restrictions, but no iPad time (took that away about 8 months ago and haven’t looked back- made them feral). We’re very active as a family so I don’t care if they watch tv during the day.

I wish I could take my sons iPad away, unfortunately it's a requirement for school.
I abhor devices for PS kids!

I need to add this in too, a friend has an 11yo who watches A LOT of YouTube, so much so he has developed an American accent!

Edited by annodam, 13 August 2019 - 10:39 AM.

#54 No Drama Please

Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:17 PM

^^ lol I remember when everyone’s kids were tiny half ended up with English accents. We thought it was because of the daycare teacher but it was actually from pepa pig!

#55 BeAwesome

Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:44 PM

7 year old:  ADHD, wildly obsessed with getting screen time.  She uses my laptop.    She gets 20 min 2 x weekdays to get homework requirements done (typing program, maths game), and I typically let her have an extra half hour on Fri afternoon of whatever she wants (more maths, Scratch, YouTube typically).  She gets a couple of hours of Nintendo Switch time on weekend, and she did have an iPad, which wé're replacing with a new tablet that can connect so she can join the family on Pokemon Go outings.

11 year old:  Has school laptop, all homework and assignments typically online.  She spends an hour or so doing schoolwork on it, and usually another hour once a week for leisure.  Not hugely obsessed with getting screen time, turns off when told, doesn't pester for it.  She recently got my old mobile, currently only uses for Pokemon.

I don't limit TV time, although I don't let either binge for hours on end of any particular show.  I try and give the kids an even split of what they're watching, they do fight over what's on, and I make them turn it off if they can't agree.

Both kids have a separate device for accessing Spotify, elder DD has no restrictions, younger DD has language filter.

#56 Bigbaubles

Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:11 PM

If it was up to me, then there would be pretty much no tv or devices for our 3 year old.

Hubby and my parents are far more lenient.

She might watch one movie on a Sunday afternoon if we've had a big weekend, and sometimes my parents let her watch a movie or part of a movie. Sometimes I might put on an episode of bluey or playschool if we've had a big day.

We've gone 3-4 weeks with nothing, quite regularly.

Absolutely no devices with the one exception of long plane rides (which has only happened twice).

I have two members of extended family with serious technology addictions and also from what I see from teh kids that I teach, so i'm a bit paranoid about it.  
Plus, she's quite happily jsut as entertained reading her books, or play doh or colouring in etc.

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