luv baseball posted:
I refused to buy anything electronic for my kids and only 1 TV in house. That lasted until about 2006 when oldest turned 12. At that point my wife caved and bought PlayStation and Nintendo. Kids still sat in living room because of 1 TV. When I came home no more video stuff so there was a limit.
My son is 13 and I have yet to buy him a phone. It will be a long while before that happens. He does have a Playstation and an XBox but rarely uses them. However, he does have a personal tablet and a school tablet and those can be issues at times.
To combat this I have set up my network at home so that his devices are shut off from internet access after 9 pm and the network is inaccessible for him until homework time. I also block access to specific sites like YouTube during homework hours and take a peak at his screen now and then to make sure he's working. He'll try to hide something in a tab but Dad is too smart for that - I can see the reflection of the screen change!