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HomeHalo: Restricting internet time and content for 6-11 year olds

At 6-years old, I feel my son is still a bit too young to have an iPad of his own. However, we do allow him to use the house iPad some afternoons after school and at weekends. I have downloaded a couple of phonics apps on there, which he mostly ignores; a few games for fun and also Netflix, which is usually his first port of call. I do limit his time on the iPad, but only because when he does get his hands on it, I have to wrestle it back off him. He’ll be so engrossed in a film that when I call him for dinner, he either cannot hear me, or he pretends he can’t. My next call and the call after that will be met with the same silence. Eventually, I will have to physically remove the iPad from his fingers to get him to sit at the table, which infuriates him! Especially if he is in the middle of a crucial scene or just about to reach a new level on a game. According …