Moderating Computer Use

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Mordeux
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I posted this earlier with an "alternative" Subject and I think a moderator mistook the question as literal.

Anyhow, when you have teenagers, how do you think you will manage their time on the computer given that computers seem to be such a big part of your life? I'm taking care of a younger family member who stays on her computer as long as she can every day.

Now. I'm the worlds worst at managing my own time on the computer. The first thing I've tried doing is finding something to go out and do, whether it is ultimate frisbee or getting out on a boat for some air. The problem I have is that she'd rather stay in than go out. She doesn't play games, but she is into the comic-con anime scene and spends a lot of time in chat rooms with like-minded individuals (obviously her social outlet since she doesn't have a similar one near here). The following was posted on Kotaku and it got me thinking about trying to think outside of the conventional guardian box.

I actually heard the story, first, on NPR and then I followed up with an internet search to get more details. Basically, the father hired some online henchmen to constantly bully his son in the world of his favorite MMO.

http://kotaku.com/5972406/father-hires-in+game-hitmen-to-deter-son-from-playing

If the subject matter of the link is too much for the site, hopefully the primary question is not. I do apologize for the subject I posted earlier, however.

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