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How long do you let your 13/14 yr olds play on Xbox?

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PJ67 Fri 20-Sep-13 23:51:47

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VirtualNightmare Sat 21-Sep-13 00:22:33

My DS is 9 I've parental controls set to two hours which he uses daily!

threesugarsplease Sat 21-Sep-13 08:27:19

I have the same problem. VirtualNightmare how do you set up the parental controls?

nooka Sat 21-Sep-13 08:46:05

Our x-box is set up on the main TV, so ds tends to be kicked off when someone else wants it. At the moment he doesn't get that much of a look in as I've got hooked on Monster Hunter and dh/dd are playing Final Fantasy. Generally speaking I think ds plays too much really, but it's the centre of his social life, so I can see the appeal. He is 14.

VirtualNightmare Sat 21-Sep-13 14:08:51

threesugarsplease if you go to settings, family then options it is in there but be warned the timer doesn't reset overnight it only resets 24 hours after the full allocation has been used, does that make sense?

MrsDavidBowie Sat 21-Sep-13 14:14:25

Ds 14 only plays at the weekend for up to 3 hours.

secretscwirrels Sat 21-Sep-13 16:27:12

The timer is no good if there are more than one DC using it.
Ours also on the main TV and so they have to come off when someone wants the tv.
We got the xbox when DS1 was 12.
DS1 now 17 only goes on occasionally and DS2 maybe just at weekends. I set no limits because they are not needed but it was different when they were younger.

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