Teenage kids always into cyber chatting.
It has been all this while, giving my kids easy access to the internet. Whether it's for their school work (assignment) or just chatting with friends. If we as parents do not allow them to use the internet for their own purpose such as chatting then they will start to complain and compare with their friends who can have all the time on the internet. Actually I only let my kids use the internet only when they have assignment weekdays and they can do their chatting on weekends (1-2 hours only) The problem is that when they are doing their assignment as they claim to do on the computer searching for materials they will be at the same time chatting (now I found out that my son is using web cam chatting with girls). The rules I have set is that if you do your assignment searching for materials no chatting, all chatting programs have to be disconnected!!!,banned. I trust my kids that they will follow my rules but my son did not as my wife found out yesterday. He as usual says that he was doing his school assignment but my wife check on him and found out that he was busy chatting away with web cam. She have finally gave him a lecture and have grounded him from using the internet for 1 month. Good for him at least he knows rules are to be followed. Sometimes I feel that these chatting; Messenger (MSN, Yahoo, etc) is a waste of time for the kids. My kids will give all kind of excuse for chatting over the net such as it's part of growing up, all my friends are into it. blah, blah, blah. I wonder how other parents handle this chatting nuisance? Welcome to parenting young teenage kids.
Computers used by my kids