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Old enough for a laptop?

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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Question: Is 8 too young for a personal computer?

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I am considering giving my 8 year old my old laptop. Of course I would put parental  blocks on it. And monitor him closely. Do you think he's too young?

by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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juicebox.
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM
Yeah, really all it's gonna do is keep him off yours. Monitor
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juicebox.
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:42 PM
Oh I meant No, do it.


Quoting juicebox.:

Yeah, really all it's gonna do is keep him off yours. Monitor

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Sirenabella
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:42 PM

No. My son is 8 and has had his own computer since he was 4. His just died on us so I'm debating whether to get him a new desktop or a laptop instead. 

juicebox.
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM
Oh gawd I'm so confused.


Quoting juicebox.:

Oh I meant No, do it.




Quoting juicebox.:

Yeah, really all it's gonna do is keep him off yours. Monitor


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Mesha125
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

depends on why. My dd needed it to homeschool so she got one at 9

stephanie_smith
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

lol

Quoting juicebox.:

Oh gawd I'm so confused.


Quoting juicebox.:

Oh I meant No, do it.




Quoting juicebox.:

Yeah, really all it's gonna do is keep him off yours. Monitor



Sirenabella
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Oh and I suggest putting Kidzui on it.

DawnLauren
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:46 PM

 I wouldnt just hand it over to him so he can go on it when ever he feels like it, I would explain to him "this is the laptop you will you from now on but you can only use it I think its ok" his only 8 so still needs guidence..

Rosesandlilys
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:47 PM
NikkiPhoenix
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Nope, my five year old has had his own laptop for about two years now.

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