I work for Imagination-Cafe, an online magazine for kids and I'm wondering if and at what age your kids are starting to take an interest in the world wide web?
Any info would be great as we are trying to get Imagination-cafe one of the top sites for kids to visit.
My daughter started computer lab in 5 y/old kindergarten - no internet, a few school approved games only.
At that point, we gave her access to a few sites, TVO Kids (Ontario); Barbie, Disney.
By 7 y/s, we added Webkinz & Club Penguin (freebie only).
At 10, she now has her own email account, and access to some sites, and can do her own Google searches. My hubby set up parental controls to block sites, plus gives her time restrictions.
I'll be sure to checkout your site.
cheers - Lesley
Joke of the week - that's awesome! My son loves telling jokes and laughing. I'll be signing up today. Thanks Sandie Lee!
Savor life's best,
My 7 year old has been using a computer since he was a couple years old.
He started out on sites like "Boowa and Kwala" (which he kept insisting on putting over onto the French speaking side) and now goes places where he can download free trials for games like on PopCap. He and my younger son also like sites like Nick, Jr and CArtoon Network and Mr Men.
They're both limited in their time to 30 minutes a day.
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My 11 year old has been online since he was 8 and got his first webkinz. My 6 year old has been online since she got her first webkinz at 4 1/2. And my 3 year old has a webkinz, but she doesn't really do much yet. I play with her/for her. My oldest 2 actually have their own netbooks we got them for Christmas because my computer is my work computer and I don't want anyone touching it. :) They are monitored when they are using their netbooks though. My 6 year old sits right beside me and my 11 year old usually is at his desk where I check on him a lot. I also go through his emails, though the only ones who have his email address are family members. He knows his email account will be deleted if I find he has given it to anyone I deem inappropriate, meaning don't give it out, let me take care of that part. :)
My 11 year old also has "his" own blog. It's actually a collaboration project between him and I. He takes pictures and videos with his own camera and video camera and then I upload them, type up the blog entry as he dictates it for me, then we shoot it off to family and friends to show off his pictures/videos.
My kids have been active online from about 4, on strictly child-friendly sites only.