V-Tech DigiGo Giveaway! #DigiGoetiquette (Competition now closed)

You may have seen my VTech DigiGo review a few weeks ago – the first step into smart phones for children! LP loves her DigiGo and enjoys sending messages to family members safely across our home wifi network.

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But due to LP’s new DigiGo, and the children’s increasing love of tablets, we have had bring in a few little rules just to make sure that LP and Little Man don’t have their eyes glues to a screen for every waking hour.

Both LP and Little Man have a limit of an hour and a half a day on smart devices. LP often doesn’t even use that much time as she’s been at school all day and at the weekend we are off out and about but Little Man will often use his time in the morning and then do other things for the rest of the day. It’s a rule that the children found hard at first but now they’re used to it. It’s made the time LP spends using her DigiGo really quality time and something she treasures.

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They’re also not allowed to use tablets or the DigiGo during meal times or whilst LP is doing her homework. They’re also switched off when we have family movie afternoons or all sit down to play a game. We’re getting them to learn that you use a tablet or smart phone by itself, not whilst doing other things as we want to try and help them concentrate on one thing at a time.

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Do you have smart device rules in your house? I have teamed up with VTech to give away a DigiGo to one lucky reader. All you have to do is share your smart device rules – or a funny story that you have with your children and technology as a comment on this post. You can then tweet using the hashtagΒ #DigiGoetiquette for an extra entry! I’ll then be picking a winner at random – good luck!

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  1. Becca Staples
    November 13, 2015 / 8:50 am

    I’m abit old fashioned and not sure on tablets and kids, my boys are 3 and want one, i’ve opted for the kids kindle fire as it has a 2 year guarntee on anything that happens, but i do intend to teach my kids how to look after it and not need to replace it x

  2. Anne Dalzell
    November 13, 2015 / 11:16 am

    My little boy was about two when he saw me using my phone to swipe. He seemed to get the hang of it quite quickly and wanted play with my phone to find clips on youtube. One day he went up to the tv and started swiping the screen and i asked him what he was doing and he was trying to change the channel to cbeebies! As he’s only 3 1/2 he doesn’t have a device and doesn’t really have any access to anything apart from my phone. I thought this might be nice for his 4th birthday in February. Thanks

  3. Tracy Nixon
    November 13, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette My dd dialed 999 & asked for police-she’d been learning about 999 calls at school & said she was practising!

    Rules: no iphones or technology during meal times and no technology after lights out – and to be sure, iphones are left in the kitchen on charge!

  4. kim neville
    November 13, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    My kids are only allowed to go on ipad at certain times and no phones at the dinner table

  5. ashleigh allan
    November 13, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    I get them to be careful and not to walk about when on their tablet!

  6. Patricia keys
    November 13, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Great giveaway thank you all instructions done x

  7. cat culmer
    November 13, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Smart devices are still a bit new for Eli. He’ allowed to watch ‘Digger’ videos on Youtube in the car but that’s about it … for now

    Cat x

  8. Kay Panayi
    November 13, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    My daughter done how turned my iPhone Chinese I couldn’t fix it because I didn’t know what it said lol

  9. November 13, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    We use tablet time as a reward for good behaviour. They earn time on it by doing chores or just being good. They loose time when they are naughty

  10. aj
    November 13, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    no phones after 6.30pm

  11. laura banks
    November 13, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette my son smashed the screen on my phone and blamed it on his dad who also thought he had sone it too

  12. Cassandra Eastman
    November 13, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    We let our 4 year old play on the iPad mini sometimes. I checked Facetime and found out she had been calling people on it, including my midwife. So embarrassing!

  13. claire haskins
    November 13, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    my little boy can use my iphone better than i can! he loves playin on games and watchin youtube

  14. Kayleigh White
    November 13, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette iPads in the sitting room only and for an hour AFTER tea. I have a passcode on them for extra security

  15. Lynda
    November 13, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette My twins are only allowed screen time on phones or tablets three times a week. Other wise we would never get a word out of my son!

  16. iain maciver
    November 13, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    times are very much controlled here

  17. Jessica Woods
    November 14, 2015 / 12:00 am

    When I couldn’t find my phone I rang police and cancelled and blocked it for my son to come home asking why I didn’t ring him I asked what he meant he said I took your phone to school mummy so you could ring me if you missed me #unconditionallove

  18. Ashley N
    November 14, 2015 / 4:10 am

    Our smart device rule is when the timer goes off, you have to give it back to mom/dad or you lose the privilege of playing the next day. My daughter generally gets my phone when baby brother naps and I need to jump in the shower or get something done.

  19. November 14, 2015 / 10:07 am

    My step son used my phone without me knowing the other week and recorded me a little song it was so cute x

  20. Samantha Loughlin
    November 14, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    We have 2 hr a day rule and no taking to bed at night time xxx

  21. STACY SORRELL
    November 14, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    not really funny so much, but my 4 year old has discovered the camera on my ipad and tries to take pics of everything, even me on the loo,….which isnt pretty, i have to keep checking and deleting pics any time anyone comes round to the house and lil would show them

  22. sharon martin
    November 14, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    no downloading new apps without checking first, turned off by 7pm

  23. November 14, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    I let Noah play on my iphone in the car (as he hates being in the car and books and toys will only entertain him for so long!) He loves to play on this Wheels on the Bus game that I bought him.

    Well anyway because he is used to the touch screen of my phone he seems to think everything is now touch screen! From my laptop, to the tv, to the car radio. Oops!

  24. November 14, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    The day after my daughter cut her first tooth she bit her dad’s phone and cracked the screen! πŸ™‚

  25. Sarah Mackay
    November 14, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette my daughter posted unflattering pictures of me onto Facebook

  26. Cherry Newby
    November 14, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    My kidlets both have Kindle Fires for Kids and they are only allowed to use them between 6 and 6.30 each night – the only exception to this rule is if we are out and about and coming back on a longish journey late into the evening they can have them in the car to keep them awake until we get home!

  27. Nicola Seary
    November 14, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    My 8 year old daughter is convinced she is getting an iphone and an ipad for Christmas as she has put it in her letter to Santa, trying to control her disappointment by explaining that Santa can’t always get everything on everybody’s lists. She will however be getting a very basic smartphone and will have limited usage on it.

  28. leigh boyle
    November 14, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    my 4 year old is better on the ipad then me shes able to facetime her nana, i actually had to get her to show me what to do! xx

  29. Martina Pichova
    November 14, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    #DigiGoEtiquette My daughter keeps pressing random buttons on my phone, texting nonsense to people, setting strange reminders and setting my alarm for the middle of the day…

  30. pete c
    November 14, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    simple rule – it`s used for no more than an hour at a time and bad behaviour means its out of bounds….

  31. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    November 14, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    we were lucky enough to go to Loro Parque in Tenerife and we went to watch the whale show….. My son was using my ipad to record (and marvel at) The whales doing their tricks … One of the tricks was to β€œwave” at the audience …. drenching us all in the process….. Result being, one wet iPad which no longer has a working microphone frown emoticon sea water and technology dont mix !!! frown emoticon #DigiGoetiquette

  32. caroline walliss
    November 15, 2015 / 6:09 am

    My kids are restricted to a time limit and supervised usage.x

  33. amy bondoc
    November 15, 2015 / 6:37 am

    #DigiGoetiquette no mobile at the dinner table is our rule πŸ™‚

  34. Kelly Glen
    November 15, 2015 / 7:56 am

    They have to have tidy bedrooms before they are allowed to play on the iPad.

  35. Helen Gossage
    November 15, 2015 / 7:59 am

    When the two year old plonks herself on my knee and presents me with the tablet, she isn’t saying ‘hey, relax and read blogs’. She is saying ‘Peppa Pig, NOW!!’ πŸ™‚

  36. leanne weir
    November 15, 2015 / 8:13 am

    my 4 year old decided my iphone needed a wash last week

  37. Nicola Lynch
    November 15, 2015 / 8:19 am

    My little boy is just three, but he loves going on any type of device, so I’m careful to make sure he only goes on it for short periods, and gets lots of fresh air as well. The funniest thing he’s done technology related is swiping the TV to change the programme!

  38. Rebecca Williams
    November 15, 2015 / 8:20 am

    Homework has to be finished first πŸ™‚

  39. Ruth Harwood
    November 15, 2015 / 8:41 am

    my daughtr dropped my brand new phone down the loo!!!

  40. Becky Yeomans
    November 15, 2015 / 9:07 am

    My 2 and a half year old likes to look at my photo album on my Iphone! To keep her occupied on a journey in the car I give it to her so she could look, next time I viewed my photos myself all I could see what about 50 photos of the same thing – her toes! LOL πŸ™‚

  41. Marc Chivers
    November 15, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Only 1 hour per day

  42. debbie smith
    November 15, 2015 / 9:49 am

    my little boy facebook calls my friends without my knowledge and then when i see that person they tell me i had a ovely conversaton with your son the other day !!! lol wonderful giveaway x

  43. Sarah Lee
    November 15, 2015 / 9:58 am

    I have to limit the time my son has on the IPad, he’d use it all day if he could!!

  44. elaine robinson
    November 15, 2015 / 10:01 am

    My daughter isn’t allowed to download any apps before asking me first,also i check her history everyday to make sure she hasn’t been looking at something she shouldn’t .

  45. mariel pereira
    November 15, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Play 1hour on ipad or watch TV only after homework finished in the evening

  46. Rhia
    November 15, 2015 / 10:50 am

    My son is still young so he doesn’t really have access to things yet- he likes playing with mummy’s phone, but mostly just likes dropping it so it falls out of the case!

    Our rule is that we don’t use the laptop when he’s around- only when he’s asleep. And we should always prioritise playing with him and not our phones!

  47. Barbara Handley
    November 15, 2015 / 10:57 am

    My grandchildren are only allowed a smart phone when they start senior school and are allowed to play video games when they have finished their homework.

  48. lynn mitchell
    November 15, 2015 / 11:32 am

    i put the i pad on the washing machine, the phone rang and the washer went into spin and the i pad shot off. Amazingly my 18 month old caught it in mid air. i was so shocked he had never caught any thing before. i was very pleased with him

  49. Alison Joyce
    November 15, 2015 / 11:44 am

    I always make sure safe search is on YouTube now after hearing some very PG unfriendly language coming from my iPad one day.

  50. Lynne Durkin
    November 15, 2015 / 11:48 am

    I just find it amazing how my grandchildren who are nearly 2 and 3 can use apps on a phone & my tablet better than I can. Almost like they are born with the know how these days x

  51. Catherine McAlinden
    November 15, 2015 / 11:52 am

    My 6yo has asked for her own iPad for Christmas. I asked why, as she has access to mine. Apparently, she wants to FaceTime her best friend! I remember having to sit in the hall whilst I called my best friend, and my Mum putting the kitchen timer on. And I wasnt 6!

  52. Jo Jones
    November 15, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Very limited time on the iPad while we are present to monitor

  53. sandra rubery
    November 15, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    When I first had my phone my son got hold of it and put spiderman and leprechauns on all my photos!

  54. Alana Walker
    November 15, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Nothing too crazy, just deleting/moving my apps, using up all my free candy crush tokens and posting random series of letters on Facebook. I’ve password protected my apps now but they can still move them about! #DigiGoetiquette

  55. andy west
    November 15, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    He can only use after homework done

  56. Monica Gilbert
    November 15, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    No phones are allowed at the table. #DigiGoetiquette

  57. Corinne Henson
    November 15, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    We don’t have any rules or stories as we are yet to own one :/

  58. Leanne V Mckenna
    November 15, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    All electronics get put away in our bedroom after bedtime

  59. Anthony Harrington
    November 15, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    our rules are only approved apps and only when we can watch

  60. Joanne Phillips
    November 15, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    Rules usually relate to amount of time spent on their tablets. And no tablets during meal times as well.

  61. Lorraine Tinsley
    November 15, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    My 3.5 yr old has figured out that you can still use the camera function on my phone even if it is locked. I went to look for a pic in the gallery and found 100’s of photos of random stuff- feet, toes, her favourite blanket, her sister, she also managed to change it to selfie mode and took pics of her with her eyes shut, her forehead, her eye, her teeth and also she managed to take a few sneaky ones of me as well!!

  62. Gillian Mills
    November 15, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    My daughter is 5 and already she knows more about computers than I do!!! πŸ˜‰

  63. Megan Adams
    November 15, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Limited time and no app downloading without supervision.

  64. claire woods
    November 15, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Time limit.

  65. Lynsey Buchanan
    November 16, 2015 / 3:01 am

    No more than 1 hours on the ipad and homework must be completed first

  66. liam marriott
    November 16, 2015 / 11:29 am

    No technology at the dinner table or upstairs

  67. Ema J Lowe
    November 16, 2015 / 11:32 am

    our daughter loves watching youtube videos of Minecraft at the moment, the only rule we have is everything gets shut off, when we are eating our dinner together

  68. abigail edkins
    November 16, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    When Im watching my soaps, all phones must be on silent.. I cant stand the ‘bling!’ ‘bleep’ ‘buzz’ or some other totally irritating sound they have going off every 2 secs

  69. Sam Goodwin
    November 16, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    The kids know they can play on devices if they ask, and when they are asked to stop using them, they must stop.

  70. Diane Jackson
    November 16, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    No ipad at the dinner table

  71. Michaela Jennings
    November 16, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    My little girl manages to take hundreds of selfies if she gets my phone, she’s only 2

  72. Karen Hughes
    November 16, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    We are not allowed secret passwords on our smart devices and accounts, they are for everyone to know and check if needed. Plus no devices during family time, for instance dinner time.

  73. Sarah S
    November 16, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Taking photos of the sofa is what my 4 year old really enjoys using my phone for!

  74. elizabeth ferguson
    November 16, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    not during meal times, but pretty liberal otherwise xx

  75. Amy Tidd
    November 16, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    My son ran into the bedroom with my iPad the other day and snapped a photo of me in my knickers! It was not a flattering photo!

  76. Caroline Hooper
    November 16, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    I let the kids have one hour a day on technology as I find if I leave them to it they would be on them for hours!

  77. Kerryanne Atkinson
    November 16, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Our Smart Device rules are 2 hours a day Max and no more than an hour at a time, weekends we give and take a little unless Daddy is away on tour and then I’m a soft touch πŸ˜‰

  78. Julie D
    November 16, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    we must all move with the times, but sometimes too much is overpowering, you become addicted very easily, which we saw with my nieces littleones on games consoles

  79. claire griffiths
    November 16, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    we have a time limit and no devices at the dining table or up in bed

  80. Sarah Brokenshire
    November 16, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Dont let them play with them near water! x

  81. November 16, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    My rules are simple; no devices at the table or whenever we are eating and also no devices when we have guests (unless it’s a designated playtime)

  82. Jessica Beard
    November 16, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    I have a one hour rule.

  83. sarah rees
    November 16, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    my rules so far are only on weekends can they use computers and time limit. but they can do school related activities during the week

  84. Amy Lambert
    November 16, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    I make sure I always stay with my children while they’re using technology to keep them safe and only allow them online for one hour an evening

  85. Mrs Rachel Heap
    November 16, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    My 3 year old daughter is a whizz on my phone, she knows exactly what she is doing and loves to play Peppa pig apps and watch opening of kinder eggs on youtube

  86. justine meyer
    November 16, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    no electrical devices after 7pm x

  87. Lyndsay-Rose
    November 16, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    My daughter loves to take a selfie..mainly of half her head and the ceiling!

  88. Laura Pyper
    November 16, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    no technology at the table at meal times

  89. karen cowley
    November 17, 2015 / 5:56 am

    My nephew has a kindle and i’m amazed at ow much he understands technology , at his age i was making mud pies !!

  90. Shakeia Rieux
    November 17, 2015 / 7:05 am

    I don’t have kids.My sister limits my nephews access so he can only visit kid friendly sites,he knows not to share any personal information and has a time limit

  91. laura stewart
    November 17, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    my daughter likes playin on her tablet

  92. alison cox
    November 17, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    My little one used the microphone to search for Mr Tumble and up came the Tumblr dating site! Not quite what was wanted!

  93. Tina Holmes
    November 17, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    My daughter takes a zillion selfies on the iPad and it takes me ages to delete them all.

  94. Farhana
    November 18, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    My kids taking pics of me in my PJ’s with hair all over the place and sending it out all my contacts

  95. November 18, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    When my little boy accidentally put the front camera on his dads tablet and came running in to us to tell us there was a little boy just like him trapped inside the tablet LOL!! x

  96. MANDY DOHERTY
    November 18, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    My 18 month old grandson managed to delete all the contacts on my phone x

  97. cheryl pearson
    November 19, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    I don’t have any rules. My kids are not too bothered about the tablets, and to be fair, the main reason my son uses his (he’s 8) is to help him research projects for school, or to get ideas for lego builds. They both have their own, and use them in moderation. My husband is the worst, always on devices/gadgets ~ perhaps I should give him rules!!
    perhaps I’m just lucky when it comes to my kids & tech

  98. Lillian Fisher
    November 19, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette no gadgets or phones at the dinner table.

  99. Shelley Jessup
    November 19, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    When Sophie was staying with guests I found she was waking them up to use their ipad at 6am!! So ipads are banned until 1pm weekends only now.

  100. nicola clarkson
    November 20, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    I limit the amount of time they can spend on them and not at the dinner table

  101. Michelle Carlin
    November 21, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    No tablet until after homework is done. If he’s naughty, it’s confiscated. He knows we check history etc

  102. abigail edkins
    November 21, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    having my phone go off in the middle of the gp sugery… it was my ex calling and I had a ringtone just for him…. it was called Im a W###### and it was one of those times when your phone decides to play hide and seek in your handbag, I sweated so much trying to find it lol. my only rule is phones must be on silent when Im watching my programmes, I cannot stand the ‘blings’, ‘bleeps’ or other irritating noises theyve downloaded

  103. christy spencer
    November 21, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    I’m very strict on the amount of time they spend on the internet and only let them on certain sites. They have to finish their homework first. I want them to be aware of the internet and its uses but they need to be children as well and play.

  104. Laura Asplin
    November 22, 2015 / 10:12 am

    No devices at the dinner table

  105. stephen holman
    November 22, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    i have to be careful leaving my phone around my niece unless i want multiple selfies being stored on the phone!

  106. Chris Bell
    November 23, 2015 / 6:02 am

    Probably a bit harsh mother, but my rules so ner ner! My daughter only gets to use the internet or smart devices whilst one of us (parents) are about and I’ll probably maintain that rule until she reaches secondary school! I’m not always over her shoulder, but im always in the room! πŸ™‚

  107. Kayleigh-Anne Watkins
    November 23, 2015 / 7:23 am

    My 11 year old son would happily spend all his time on his Xbox 360, tablet or mobile phone, as soon as I tell him to turn one off he hops to the next device, so I’ve now restricted him to an hour on each a day throughout the day, a few nights ago I thought I’d heard him putting his phone down as he had taken it to bed for his alarm, (he insists on setting it and I end up turning it off) my 3 year old daughter loves lending his tablet to watch toy reviews on you tube, she can use it better than me, she would absolutely love a #VtechDigiGo #VtechEtiquette xXx

  108. Lauren
    November 23, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    The kids need to clean their rooms before doing electronics.

  109. Lynsey Spraggs
    November 23, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    My little boy is allowed the iPad for an hour a day after dinner if he eats all his dinner, it amazing how quickly they learn to use all these gadgets

  110. Katie Walker
    November 23, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    When I was a kid I used to think in Tetris is you created a tower you won. I won everytime

  111. Karen Lloyd
    November 23, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Our rules are half an hour after school and 1 hour at weekends. Any extra time on smart devices is subject to discussion.

  112. Nicola Tayler
    November 23, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    My children earn time for use on their electronic devices by undertaking small chores and kind behaviour.

  113. Claire Bingham
    November 23, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I have to remember to always hide my phone now after several odd messages were sent to my work colleagues of all people. My daughter thought it was funny to send every in my phonebook the word ‘poo’ and a smiley face #DigiGoetiquette

  114. Nazrana Haque
    November 23, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    i had taken some pictures of a dress i tried on in a changing room to send to my sister to see what she thought of the dress…later on in the day my dear daughter whos 2 decided to publish those photos to my face book page for all my 370 friends to gawk at!!!! mortified to say the least!!

  115. November 24, 2015 / 12:27 am

    calebs only three but he has become quite attached to the ipad. i do limit it though, he has it for about an hour in the afternoon and definitely not at mealtimes or before bed

  116. aaron broad
    November 24, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    no Internet after 8

  117. Kay Broomfield
    November 24, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    My son uses the ipad to watch kids programmes on Amazon Prime and to play educational games. We don’t use it at mealtimes or when I’m not supervising.

  118. Greig spencer
    November 24, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette my nephew dropped my iphone down the loo

  119. Jo McPherson
    November 24, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Cannot be used all the time, and definitely not alone

  120. Paula Phillips
    November 24, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I let my 2 year old play on the iPad when I make dinner, he sits in the kitchen with me, it keeps him occupied and I know he’s safe and not getting up to any mischief. He loves playing games on it and a lot of them are educational so I don’t feel bad about it, it has helped him to learn colours and numbers.

  121. Leanne Newsome
    November 24, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    My son is only allowed one hour play on his computer on a morning and one hour at tea time each day

  122. Kristy Brown
    November 24, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    My daughter decided to ‘create’ a scary film on my ipad when I wasn’t in the room. Imagine my surprise when we found it – her pretending the cats were monsters and chasing her

  123. marie powell
    November 25, 2015 / 7:45 am

    A time limit is the rule with my grand children and also not at the table.

  124. Catherine Bell
    November 25, 2015 / 7:52 am

    No using them at the dinner table and switch of at 7pm

  125. Rachel Butterworth
    November 25, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    I put a couple of kids games on my tablet for my nephews (aged 3,3 & 2) to play. When they went home I looked on my tablet and found I had 28 new apps. They had somehow managed to get onto the app store and bought any that pictures they liked on it.

  126. elaine stokes
    November 25, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    2 hours a night or 2 days with out, that’s the rules

  127. Kat Allinson
    November 25, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    My daughter (4) is totally obsessed with my iPhone, she’s always grabbing it and taking selfies with it, including ones of her with brother and sister. She has a toy iPhone as well which she always tells me I’m just checking my emails or I’m buying something onAmazon (Guess I must say these things too much)

  128. Georgina prince was davies
    November 25, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    not at the table or in the bedroom x

  129. Emily Jayne Phipps
    November 25, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Not so much a funny story, but my two year old was playing a counting game on my ipad, and suddenly ran up the garden with it, I ran after him and said hand it to Mommy – and he dropped it straight on the floor – onto the concrete – I was devastated but not as much as seeing his little worried and heartbroken face!!!! πŸ™

  130. kay lou smith
    November 25, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Both my toddlers know how to unlock my phone and get the camera ready for numerous selfies, scary!

  131. Diana
    November 25, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    My daughter is allowed just one hour a day!

  132. Holly mercer
    November 25, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    My kids know that kind and helpful behaviour earns tablet / electronic device time. I think it not only teaches them important values and how to treat people, but also the value of earning things and that stuff doesn’t just get handed to you on a plate in life!

  133. Pauline Dring
    November 25, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    My Grandson, who is 5, is only allowed to play games on a tablet for about half an hour a day.

  134. Lisa Wilkinson
    November 25, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    My little girl is allowed to use it for 20 mins max (she’s only 2 and a half). But I think it’s important for them to know about technology though so I will encourage her in the right way.

  135. Rosalind Blight
    November 25, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    My daughters searches are all linked to my email so I can keep a check of what she is searching

  136. Sarah Parker
    November 25, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    My daughter loves taking photos on my phone πŸ™‚

  137. November 25, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I am strict – no screen time for an hour before bed, or during meal times and no use for more than 30 minutes at a time before a break

  138. Patricia Avery
    November 25, 2015 / 11:10 pm

    Meal times are always tech free πŸ™‚

  139. Jenny Barker
    November 25, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    As soon as I hear raised voices then devices are taken away

  140. Jane Middleton
    November 25, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    try to be strict, just for homework

  141. Tammy Tudor
    November 26, 2015 / 1:06 am

    No technology at the table is our house rule πŸ™‚

  142. Caroline James
    November 26, 2015 / 8:56 am

    I switch the modem off at 7pm every evening. They don’t think it is me who is doing it, they think everyones internet goes off at 7pm haha

  143. Maria Jane Knight
    November 26, 2015 / 9:34 am

    Our 5 year old son is allowed to play educational games on the tablet for a little while at home.

  144. Kelly Summerfield
    November 26, 2015 / 9:34 am

    No phones or tablets at the dinner table, or when we visit people’s houses!

  145. Laura Pritchard
    November 26, 2015 / 9:54 am

    My son is pretty good, it’s us that need the rules! We’ve agreed no laptops until our kids are in bed.

  146. Jade Missy Evans
    November 26, 2015 / 10:52 am

    No technology after 9.30pm is a rule here … A rule often broken!

  147. Vicky Robinson
    November 26, 2015 / 11:00 am

    We have no tech or toys at the meal tables and rooms have to be tidy or all devices are confiscated. I do try to make sure that the kids do plenty of other stuff, not just DS or computer. The girls seem to limit themselves better, the boys I have to turf them off devices at regular intervals and make them do something else or they would play on them all day and night! The Digigo looks perfect for my youngest boy who isn’t quite into stuff yet. He loves playing on his sister’s old DS but he hasn’t got a device of his own!

  148. Laura K
    November 26, 2015 / 11:39 am

    My little one is so good at using my tablet she does shortcuts i didn’t even know about! I have to keep an eye on her the whole time in case she deletes any more of my apps! #DigiGoetiquette

  149. Samantha Mann
    November 26, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Limited iPad time but we do have videos on it at lunch as its the only way I can get my little one to eat… his big brother was the same but outgrew that stage pretty quickly so I’m not worried .

  150. natalie blyth
    November 26, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    my son is not allowed to have games at the dinner table thats my rule #DigiGoetiquette

  151. daniel pol
    November 26, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    my daughter of 3 wnats an ipad fro xmas – not sure where or when she heard that term as we dont have one!

  152. Alisa Moore
    November 26, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    There is a strict ration of technology in our house

  153. lia sturman
    November 26, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    not aloud to use in the bedroom x

  154. Brenda Wilkes
    November 26, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Never to use a mobile whilst crossing the road.

  155. Natalie Crossan
    November 26, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    My daughter thought selfies on the toilet would be funny
    Until the phone went down the loo….

  156. Laura Nice
    November 26, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    No phones at the dinner table or in bedrooms! πŸ™‚

  157. helenRMad
    November 26, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    my 5 year old loves her tablet and playing games on it, last year I got my mum one so, the funniest thing ever watching a 5 year old teaching her granny how to use it

  158. Angela Sandhu
    November 26, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    No phones before bed

  159. Monika S
    November 26, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Parental control is turned on during a day and for the night time my son brings his phone and laptop into living room so its not tempting him overnight.

  160. Emma
    November 26, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    I’m hopeless. Sometimes finding the on/off button is hard enough!

  161. claire fawkner
    November 26, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    I try to limit how long they are on the ipad! So hard sometimes. We do have controls in place so they cannot access the internet at night

  162. Nancy Bradford
    November 26, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    We have a max 45 minutes on all device rule per day for my daughter and she is limited to educational apps and games.

  163. pauline black
    November 26, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    My grandson is 3 and as yet doesn’t have a tablet. He can use my tablet and quite often plays on the cbeebies aps! I don’t think it’s an issue as long as they are supervised

  164. tracy sinclair
    November 26, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    #DigiGoetiquette No Smart gadgets etc at the dinner table, though this isnt always followed, by some x

  165. Angela W
    November 26, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Only allow a short amount of time spent on gadgets each day x

  166. Leanne Bell
    November 26, 2015 / 11:37 pm

    My Daughter has started waking up early in order to play on the pad before she goes to school, so I’ve taken to hiding it to discourage her x

  167. nicole
    November 26, 2015 / 11:42 pm

    How my daughter manages to move my apps all around is beyond me, I have to search for everything after she’s played on my ipad!

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