Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Daughter's First Computer

Guest post written by Jessica Nervmon

Things sure are different for kids today than they were when I was a child! When I got home from school all those years ago, I would quickly do my homework at the kitchen table then run outside to play. In today’s times, it’s quite different. My daughter is in the sixth grade and is more computer savvy than a lot of adults I know. She was doing the majority of her homework at our desktop computer in the family room. This year, her homework is more involved and she needs to do a lot more research so we finally bought her a laptop of her own. We connected a wireless router so she has access to our hughes net internet service and then set down the ground rules for surfing hughesnet in alabama. She only uses a browser that filters out anything that might be damaging for a child to see and she knows which sites she is and is not allowed to visit. As she gets older, we will give her more freedom. This isn’t because we don’t trust her; we just realize that she doesn’t have the maturity yet to always select the best things for her. It’s a win-win situation for our family since it lets her enjoy and learn from a seemingly endless world of information and we get to continue to protect our little girl without being overbearing parents.


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2 comments:

Lulu said...

i thought juz has new computer lol

chubskulit said...

Padaan bakla, goodluck sa computer goal mo.. Mura lang ang netbook diba?

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