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how many hours on a weekend for a kid to be allowed to play xbox360? i allow him 10 hours mon - fri ... he now has gone out and bought cod5 so he can play along with hes mates and wants to play on a … Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
how many hours on a weekend for a kid to be allowed to play xbox360? i allow him 10 hours mon - fri ... he now has gone out and bought cod5 so he can play along with hes mates and wants to play on a weekend, he has just said he wants to stop playing in hes local team ona sunday , and i think it has something to do with hes mates not playing football and playing the xbox
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
if he has nothing else to do, best to keep him out of trouble!?
#2
If he's restricted to playing 2 hours a day, why is he playing a 15 cert. game? :|
#3
do you have something else to keep him entertained..are you gonna spend time with him or go out together...or you just wanna turn it off and expect him to stare out the window?
#4
well hes 14 and 1 year dont make that much different
#5
nikkit72
well hes 14 and 1 year dont make that much different


Why does he have restrictions then :??
#6
omg i was asking for a bit of sensible advice ,, not for the third degree
#7
nikkit72
omg i was asking for a bit of sensible advice ,, not to be questioned


Sorry.

Let him play it for a few hours.

Believe me he won't last long, it's not that good.
#8
t0mm
Why does he have restrictions then :??


lol yeah from the OP i thought he was like 7 or something.....14 is old enough to know when hes had enough of the xbox himself imo :thumbsup:
#9
kungfu
lol yeah from the OP i thought he was like 7 or something.....14 is old enough to know when hes had enough of the xbox himself imo :thumbsup:


That's what I thought.
#10
At least 72 hours, that way you can be sure he'll turn into the ultimate killing machine - the next Universal Soldier.
#11
t0mm
If he's restricted to playing 2 hours a day, why is he playing a 15 cert. game? :|


My COD box says it is a 18+. :?
#12
So long as nothing is affected (schoolwork, sleep patterns, attitude to people etc) i cants see a problem in letting him play as much as he wants at weekends.
10hrs split between mon - fri is very sensible in my opinion, but weekends you could allow him much longer so long as all other commitements are completed first.
#13
JasonMason
So long as nothing is affected (schoolwork, sleep patterns, attitude to people etc) i cants see a problem in letting him play as much as he wants at weekends.
10hrs split between mon - fri is very sensible in my opinion, but weekends you could allow him much longer so long as all other commitements are completed first.


I thought it was gaming first, work and sleep after.

Or that's my motto.

Brb tired.
#14
I know I'm gonna be attacked for this but I don't think it' particularly healthy for a child (yes, 14 is still a child) to be playing consoles ALL day. I think it's important for them to have other interests and a bit of fresh air wouldn't go amiss either. I agree with the OP putting a limit on it, it's just easy to stick them infront of an xbox all day! My eldest is 5 and would love to play the playstation /Wii all day but I have a responsibility to him and a few hours a day, in my opinion is enough. Come on then, all give me a lecture!
#15
as long as my kids have are doing good in school, made sure they have done their homework, cleaned their rooms etc, then i they can play as much as they like, would rather they be inside safe on computer then outside getting into trouble.
#16
hannah19790
I know I'm gonna be attacked for this but I don't think it' particularly healthy for a child (yes, 14 is still a child) to be playing consoles ALL day. I think it's important for them to have other interests and a bit of fresh air wouldn't go amiss either. I agree with the OP putting a limit on it, it's just easy to stick them infront of an xbox all day! My eldest is 5 and would love to play the playstation /Wii all day but I have a responsibility to him and a few hours a day, in my opinion is enough. Come on then, all give me a lecture!


lol, not from me, I totally agree with you. Even try splitting the day into three, he can play morning, afternoon or evening but not all three.
#17
hannah19790
I know I'm gonna be attacked for this but I don't think it' particularly healthy for a child (yes, 14 is still a child) to be playing consoles ALL day. I think it's important for them to have other interests and a bit of fresh air wouldn't go amiss either. I agree with the OP putting a limit on it, it's just easy to stick them infront of an xbox all day! My eldest is 5 and would love to play the playstation /Wii all day but I have a responsibility to him and a few hours a day, in my opinion is enough. Come on then, all give me a lecture!


Your 5 year old plays on the playstation/Wii for a few hours a day?

Very strict sure they have plenty of time for fresh air and other interests.
#18
Let him play, but not when he would have been going to the Sunday league football.
#19
I have a 14 and a 12 year old with xbox's and to be honest they get bored after a couple of hours on it and take themselves out to play. Both are on it now and the constant gunfire and explosions emitting from their rooms is starting to get on my nerves so they may be off them sooner than they think!
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Leila70
lol, not from me, I totally agree with you. Even try splitting the day into three, he can play morning, afternoon or evening but not all three.

Yes, I do that at weekends too. Works very well:thumbsup:

roadrunner1
Your 5 year old plays on the playstation/Wii for a few hours a day?

Very strict sure they have plenty of time for fresh air and other interests.


To be fairthere isn't enough time in the day for him to play a couple of ours a day! He get's in from school at 3.30 and we read his book till about 3.45 he then is allowed to play the Wii until diner is ready which is usually between 4.30 and 5 O'clock. He isn't allowed to play it after as he has a bath, story and then bed. I think that's fair:thumbsup:
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bitseylango;4833805
I have a 14 and a 12 year old with xbox's and to be honest they get bored after a couple of hours on it and take themselves out to play. Both are on it now and the constant gunfire and explosions emitting from their rooms is starting to get on my nerves so they may be off them sooner than they think!

LOL HI BITSEY HOW ARE YOU
#22
raptorcigs
LOL HI BITSEY HOW ARE YOU


slightly hungover.......but nothing a fry-up wont fix :thumbsup: Hows you Rappy, still terrorising the neighbourhood with your wheels? xx
#23
I suppose the positive is that he's not out setting fire to donkeys or happy-slapping grannies.
#24
If it's a weekend and he has nothing better to do then at least he will be talking to his friends over the headset. Better than when I was that age and would play Zelda or Mario on the Snes for hours on my lonesome.

Chances are he will get bored himself after a while anyway.
#25
hannah19790
I know I'm gonna be attacked for this but I don't think it' particularly healthy for a child (yes, 14 is still a child) to be playing consoles ALL day. I think it's important for them to have other interests and a bit of fresh air wouldn't go amiss either. I agree with the OP putting a limit on it, it's just easy to stick them infront of an xbox all day! My eldest is 5 and would love to play the playstation /Wii all day but I have a responsibility to him and a few hours a day, in my opinion is enough. Come on then, all give me a lecture!


No lectures here from me. I agree you have to have limits on this stuff, especially if other things are suffering. Weekend football far better than playing on a game console, especially now we've got decent weather.:-D So much more to life than xboxes etc.! Yep I would be concerned too.
#26
As much as he likes too be honest. If hes not out on the streets being a chav, Mugging people and being a delinquent, Parents are going to have to accept that a new generation in *toy* has come around, And most parents know about video games as they used to play them when they were young, Video games have evolved in this generation so much, As long as your son/daughter is working hard and getting his/her things done at school and at home there is no reason what so ever to stop your child playing them.
#27
hannah19790
I know I'm gonna be attacked for this but I don't think it' particularly healthy for a child (yes, 14 is still a child) to be playing consoles ALL day. I think it's important for them to have other interests and a bit of fresh air wouldn't go amiss either. I agree with the OP putting a limit on it, it's just easy to stick them infront of an xbox all day! My eldest is 5 and would love to play the playstation /Wii all day but I have a responsibility to him and a few hours a day, in my opinion is enough. Come on then, all give me a lecture!



:thumbsup:

They are evil and too addictive.
#28
Hmmm

I just realised I'm commenting on a kids gaming habits while sitting at a computer checking my Facebook and checking on here. If I'm not careful i'll fall into a black hole of irony. :roll:
#29
I'm 17, and as long as I used to get my homework done etc, my mum would let me play as much as I wanted ( within reason of course if that makes sense), and although I played it alot, it eventually gets boring, and then this will be when your child wants to go out, tbh I never got my hw done anyway :p
Im abit better now at doing homework though!
But tbh I used to play my 360 alot, but now its getting to sunny days like friday, I want to go out as well.
See if he goes out at all and if not then maybe mention something :)
#30
Marky264
As much as he likes too be honest. If hes not out on the streets being a chav, Mugging people and being a delinquent, Parents are going to have to accept that a new generation in *toy* has come around, And most parents know about video games as they used to play them when they were young, Video games have evolved in this generation so much, As long as your son/daughter is working hard and getting his/her things done at school and at home there is no reason what so ever to stop your child playing them.


Think you miss the point a bit here tbh. Don't need to stop your child playing them, but there has to be a limit. I agree totally that these are addictive. So many other things to do without getting into trouble. I know that there is a lot of trouble with kids on the streets, but find its the easy option to leave your kid in front of a videogame just to know where they are. At this age my son played football, badminton, went swimming etc. 14 is still very young and he will need the physical exercise from stuff like this. Whats the point of paying a fortune to gyms in a few years instead?
Its a bit of a contradiction to comment on school work too. The pressures to get the grades are so high now that video games would have to be restricted to get decent grades.

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