I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
11th February 2003
Reven and MoP Spamming! (whats up with i will post later? post now!) well i dont have any ideas..but your parents know whats good for you i guess..heck even me(a gamer) know that computers are soakign up my time/life..and i try not to spend alot of time on it..
try and find another hobby that should be some thing else to do after an hour and half on the computer..(i dont think Television should count as screen time though)
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
My parent's used to play the same games with me (although they were technically not games), but I still spend excessive amounts of time on my computer, whether it is spent playing games or not.
For your sake, PugsWorth, I would suggest spending as much 'screen time' as you can enjoying yourself. The rest of the time you should simply spend with friends.
I didn't make it!
I would thank my parents if they put a password on my computer and only allowed me on one hour a day. I am addicted to the computer, which isn't a good thing. Consider yourself lucky. Use your time off the computer to work out or something else productive.
get outside more do stuff with your friends the only time when i actually get on the computer is during the week after i finish my homework but if you cant stand not having a computer then get a job and buy your own if your not old enough to get a real job then do yard work for neighbors
PugsworthOK, a terrible thing has just occured...well, my parents are now setting time limits on my so-called "screen time"(this includes any computer or console), an hour and a half PER DAY
Oh my god dude you have my sympthy... :cort:
Couldnt that be considered child abuse in this day and age? :confused:
I spend like 5 hours a day infront of my PC. ..
If your parents are not ones to negotiate, then you should just accept it. If ur good about it then mabey they might lighten up.
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
Eh? I just typed that because I had to move it(Ensigns post wasn't there when I moved it, very wierd indeed), oh, and the comp is formated now, w00t.
You could always play when your parents arn't home?
Well, if they paid for the computers, they have the right to dictate use and limits. Sucks, I know. First, you can tackle your parents' fears with responsible computer use, which might earn you credit for frivolous use (games, aimless net surfing, message boards, etc.). Second, if you have good grades, everyone has a high opinion of you, etc. you can use these to boost your argument that you're a responsible person. If this doesn't work and your parents still want to control your time so much, buy voodoo dolls and pins or take up novel writing.
17th June 2002
As I'm guessing your parents funded that computer, the clothes you're wearing, the various school books that helped you get educated enough to write something on this forum, the food that kept you alive long enough to discover this forum, and didn't try to snap your left leg off in a fire door, you should show them a little more respect. My sister is like that too; she gets everything she wants, and demands even more, shouting and swearing until she gets it. And when she gets it, she shouts and swears some more, before storming off smashing doors. She's under some very flexible, very reasonable rules (how many 15 year olds do you know of that can get away with being out till 12am without reprimand, or sit up on the internet until 3:30am? None, that's how many), yet still complains that they 'hate' her because they dislike her faking her way into clubs and getting drunk. She even went and took an overdose of various different medicines that she could find, including enough paracetamol to numb a horse, just because they didn't want her to go out one particular night (something to do with her telling lies about where she was the night before, as I recall...). And frankly, I'm bloody sick of listening to my mother cry when she does something else stupid, or my dad go ballistic when he finds her using their credit card to buy hundreds of pounds worth of mobile phone credit. They've done nothing to deserve the way that she treats them, far from it. And neither have your parents. If your parents say something and you can't try to work out a compromise, then you do it. You don't swear at them or try to get your revenge, you don't try to mess with their minds, you don't try to worry them. If I were your parents, I'd take that computer and throw it out of the window. Lucky I never intend to have children really... I'd be one of those evil dads.
I would die without my life.
19th January 2004
There is always a time for a kid to learn that the life won't always bring him anything he wants.
OK thanks for the advice everyone