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Nov 12 2009
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Is there a way to see how much time kids are spending on ps3? 
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Do not believe so.
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I don't think so but there's always parental controls...
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yes there is . best of all ... it doesnt cost a thing and is very low tech . its a combination of awareness, attentiveness and proactive parental control .
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milo175 wrote:
Is there a way to see how much time kids are spending on ps3? 

Why?

I never understood why parents want to control how long their kids play their gaming consoles, use the internet or watch TV.

I say, if they're staying out of trouble, not doing anything illegal and doing their required duties (Chores, homework, etc).. let them do whatever they want in their free time.. as much as they want.

Limiting their time on recreational items just because is just over-controlling parenting.

BUT! To answer your question; No, there is no way other than being a good parent and paying attention to you kids.
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No
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Rayvolution wrote " Why?I never understood why parents want to control how long their kids play their gaming consoles, use the internet or watch TV.I say, if they're staying out of trouble, not doing anything illegal and doing their required duties (Chores, homework, etc).. let them do whatever they want in their free time.. as much as they want.Limiting their time on recreational items just because is just over-controlling parenting.BUT! To answer your question; No, there is no way other than being a good parent and paying attention to you kids. "

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Its not so much about "control " as it is about teaching " self - control " . its alot easier to prevent bad habits , through boundaries ,than it is to break bad habits through consequences . waiting untill or if the child gets themselves into trouble is a reactive aproach and usually comes too little , too late . a pattern of behavior has already been established and usually proves difficult to correct , after all waiting till little junior gets to 300 pounds and not so little anymore is much more difficult a problem to deal with AFTER THE FACT , than it is to create and implement rules that discourage the development of bad habits that that turned little junior into big junior in the first place . incidently , the limits i place on my children , i also place on myself . if i didnt , I would just be a hypocrite . My general rule is : No more than 2 hours of ps3 time at one time , after 2 hours then its time to go find something else to do for atleast 2 hours before they (or me ) can play again , unless the weather outside is crappy or we are playing games as a family , then the 2 hour time limit is relaxed a little . I enforce the limit on them and myself because it discourages the development of " obsessive " behavior patterns , that are difficult to break once developed . it also encourages them to get exercise after sitting infront of the tv for 2 hours.
" As much as I would like for people to communicate and use their mics it will never happen. Party chat insured that. " - as stated in a xbox forum concerning with cross game chat ruining team oriented gaming..... becarefull what you wish for .
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No. The PS3 parental controls can limit what children can watch or play, but not when, or for how long.  Even the Nintendo Wii doesn't have time-based parental control or monitoring.  Theirs is basically the same as the PS3s.  The console manufacturers generally believe that there is no substitute for adult supervision when it comes to how children spend their time on any activity at home.  The console manufacturers provide content controls because it protects them from liability if children access games or videos that are intended for older viewers.  The console manufacturers have never been held liable in the case where children are spending too much time playing video games, probably because there is no widely-accepted standard for how much is too much.

 

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gkpama00 wrote:

No. The PS3 parental controls can limit what children can watch or play, but not when, or for how long.  Even the Nintendo Wii doesn't have time-based parental control or monitoring.  Theirs is basically the same as the PS3s.  The console manufacturers generally believe that there is no substitute for adult supervision when it comes to how children spend their time on any activity at home.  The console manufacturers provide content controls because it protects them from liability if children access games or videos that are intended for older viewers.  The console manufacturers have never been held liable in the case where children are spending too much time playing video games, probably because there is no widely-accepted standard for how much is too much.

 

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Actually, the Wii does have time-based monitoring. Check the menu's calendar, and you'll find it lists everything you played for how long on any day you turned the system on. It may not have time-based control, but the time monitoring still makes a parent's job a little easier (assuming they care to begin with). 

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Rayvolution wrote:

milo175 wrote:
Is there a way to see how much time kids are spending on ps3? 

Why?

I never understood why parents want to control how long their kids play their gaming consoles, use the internet or watch TV.

I say, if they're staying out of trouble, not doing anything illegal and doing their required duties (Chores, homework, etc).. let them do whatever they want in their free time.. as much as they want.

Limiting their time on recreational items just because is just over-controlling parenting.

BUT! To answer your question; No, there is no way other than being a good parent and paying attention to you kids.

cause homework comes first and ps3 does everything. . . . cept your homework


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