When Should Kids Start Using Computers?

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Kids as young as 4 are spending 50 minutes a day on the computer. Credit: Getty Images

Parents know how much their kids love computers. Sometimes they're just playing games, but computers have become an important part of education as well. So, when should kids start keyboarding?

A Kaiser Family Foundation study found that "more than a quarter of children ages 4 to 6 use a computer during a typical day, and spend an average of 50 minutes at it," according to the Chicago Tribune. In your house, 50 minutes might seem like nothing, especially if your kids are using the laptop for learning purposes.

So what do you think? Is 4 too young? How about 6? When should kids start using computers?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.