Limit Computer Time for Children
         

How much time of computer usage per day is too much

 
Child's age vs Computer time limits
 
 
  Age Day limit Usage details
  4 years 20 minutes
Always assist and direct your children.

Internet must be disabled.

Start building healthy computer habits like taking regular breaks, proper body posture, regular hydration, etc.
       
  5 -6 years 30- 40 minutes
Assist and direct your children.

Allow access to several preinstalled applications - mostly educational.

Internet must be disabled.

Continue building healthy computer habits like taking regular breaks, proper body posture, regular hydration, etc.
       
  7 - 8 years 0:45 - 1:00 hour
Allow access to several preinstalled applications - educational / games.

Internet must be disabled.

Continue building healthy computer habits like taking regular breaks, proper body posture, regular hydration, etc.
       
  9 - 10 years 1:00 - 1:15 hours
Limited access to Internet with strict content control. It is best to allow access to only several trusted web sites.

Continue building healthy computer habits like taking regular breaks, proper body posture, regular hydration, etc.
       
  11 - 12 years 1:15 - 1:45 hours
Access to Internet with content control - limit access to all sites with adult content.

Recommended control over child's online communication - emails, chat, social networks, etc.

Continue building healthy computer habits like taking regular breaks, proper body posture, regular hydration, etc.
     
  13 - 14 years 1:30 - 2:00 hours
 

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