There is a poll, which tells that 87% of U.S. teens (ages 12 to 17) use the Internet. They go online at a high rate to play games (81%) and use instant messaging (75%).
The rate of teens in other countries are almost the same. How can we, as parents, to help our kids to use the computer or the Internet properly?
Here are three tips.
1) During the school year, no online time or games until homework is completed, unless online research is required.
2) Regardless of the time of year, set a limit on the amount of time your teen can spend online or playing games each day or each week.
3) Parental permission must be granted before joining an online community such as MySpace.com.
Based on FirstGlimpse August 2006 BestBuy complimentary Copy.