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My 12yo DS wants me to ask you all?!

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Skinimum Sun 08-Jan-17 19:59:30

Do you allow your 12+ yo DS and DD to have their phones / devices in their rooms at night?

Do you allow your 13+ yo DS and DD to have their phones / devices in their rooms at night!

LIZS Sun 08-Jan-17 20:00:21

No , no and not 15yo either

LightsLoveLaughter Sun 08-Jan-17 20:00:35

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Likeaninjanow Sun 08-Jan-17 20:00:40

No, absolutely not.

SheSparkles Sun 08-Jan-17 20:00:55

No, and my 14 yo ds isn't allowed to either.

ivykaty44 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:01:32

No as it's not known about the health risks and I don't have electrical devices in bedrooms - including TVs

stonecircle Sun 08-Jan-17 20:01:44

Yes I did.

RJnomore1 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:01:52


showchin Sun 08-Jan-17 20:01:53

Nope and still nope at 14!

dailyshite Sun 08-Jan-17 20:01:55

Only the 12 year old has a phone. At the moment he does, because I know he doesn't use it except as an alarm clock - if that changes it'll come out.

Littlefish Sun 08-Jan-17 20:02:06

I have a 12 year old dd and she is not allowed any devices/phones after 9pm. All gadgets are left downstairs.

mogloveseggs Sun 08-Jan-17 20:02:25

Dd is 12. Yes but it has to be switched off. That reminds me it's time for it to go off now.

228agreenend Sun 08-Jan-17 20:02:25

14 and 17 - no.

catsofa Sun 08-Jan-17 20:02:42


Flumpsnlumpsnstuff Sun 08-Jan-17 20:02:57

No never, all phones must be downstairs by 10pm or I cancel the contracts oh and they haven't got iPhones either grin

VagueButExcitlng Sun 08-Jan-17 20:03:06

My DD wasn't too bothered about her phone at 12. She was a complete bookworm. So I let her keep it in her room.

Now she's 15 and is completely hooked on it, and it's world war 3 to get her to part with it. I wish I'd stuck to the rules back then.

Sorry DS!

SirChenjin Sun 08-Jan-17 20:03:12

Nope - and mine hated me for it too when they were that age grin

GloriousSlug Sun 08-Jan-17 20:03:17

No way, he would never sleep! (I have a 12yo).

MayhemandMadness01 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:03:54

Mine are a bit older now - 15 and 17 and No, no phones / laptops / tablets allowed upstairs.

whyohwhy000 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:05:07

Yes but he only uses it as an alarm.

Breezy1985 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:05:38

My 12yo DD does, though she is pretty good with it and is asleep by 10pm on school nights, she currently uses it as an alarm clock.

Eggsbutnobacon Sun 08-Jan-17 20:05:49

12+. No.
Originally I trusted him to leave it on the landing once he had gone to bed but then realised there were frequent trips to the toilet and that he was checking his phone en route.
Now all devices are brought downstairs at 9pm.

Needmyowndesertisland Sun 08-Jan-17 20:05:55

No. 7.30 (school nights) devices are put to charge in the sitting room. Devices are not allowed upstairs at all.

Not a chance are they going upstairs. I want my children to sleep. The arsing about is bad enough without adding devices into the mix (dd2 is the only one without a device and her nose is sorely out of joint!)

Figure17a Sun 08-Jan-17 20:06:15

No. 13 & 15 yos here and no devices allowed upstairs day or night.

I haven't got a lot of things right in thus parenting lark but implementing that rule was was a brilliant decision, if I say so myself!

It's not so much "the Internet" I worry about but social media/text etc. I remember home as a safe place if things weren't going well at school/ friendships were rocky/any bullying issues. Give school "friends" access to them 24/7 and they never get a break from it.

AndShesGone Sun 08-Jan-17 20:06:15

No, not any age under 18 in my house. All devices gone at 9.

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