How old should a child be to own a laptop computer?

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  1. Sunshyne1975 profile image84
    Sunshyne1975posted 8 years ago

    How old should a child be to own a laptop computer?

    My stepson turned 10 today and his grandparents on his mothers side bought him a very expensive laptop computer. I think he is too young for a laptop. What do you think?

  2. ohfudge profile image61
    ohfudgeposted 8 years ago

    It depends on how responsible he is. I'm not sure you can be to young for a laptop..when he is 12 years old and up is when you need to start worrying about what hes doing on it.. Also, it should be a combined decision between you and the other parent involved.

  3. saddlerider1 profile image71
    saddlerider1posted 8 years ago

    I gave my youngest son his first laptop when he was 13 and now he is 16 and it was replaced with a better model and he is responsible with it, so I am satisfied. It also helps him with his school work and essays etc. etc. As long as a child is monitored by parents, I see that should should be an age restriction.

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    WildIrisposted 8 years ago

    Expensive might not have been my choice since my kids seems to lose things.  I would not advise taking the laptop to school. I made the mistake of getting my then 15-year-old son the latest and greatest at the time--an iphone. The phone along with all of his clothes were stolen from the gym locker room within a month of getting the phone. His was the only locker broken into, so I figure someone knew he had this phone and they took it while he wasn't looking.

    10 might be a bit young, but it depends on what the computer can do. He could watch movies, do school assignments (wishful thinking on my part), or open a social account with myspace or facebook. There is also the possibility that the thing may sit unused for a few years until the boy turns 12.

    Personally, I 'd see to it that the 10-year-old spent time outside being a kid and not inside looking at a screen.

 
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