Kids and technology – I thought it would be interesting to get the perspective from my tween 11-year-old on her thoughts on technology. So I sat her down and bribed her with a cookie for some answers. Thankfully she is still young enough to accept a cookie for payment. Here’s our chat.
My daughter Z is 11-years-old. She’s a typical tween girl who loves One Direction, singing Frozen songs over and over and My Little Pony. I wanted to get her thoughts on technology, here’s what she had to say.
Favorite Tween Technology
Q. What is your favorite technology to use… and why?
Uhmmm…. the iPad. The iPad is so big and you can play games and do different stuff on it. I like to take selfies with it and chat with my friends.
Screen Time for 11 Year Old
Q. How much screen time should an 11-year-old have?
About an hour and 30 minutes a day.
Q. How much screen time do you have?
A lot. But I go to school online, remember.
Q. What is your favorite website?
StarSue.net – you can dress-up characters from different shows.
Tween Video Games
Q. What is your favorite video game?
Test Drive or Just Dance
Kids and Computers
Q. What one thing do you think parents need to know about their kids using computers?
Uhm… kids don’t know what is on the internet and they need safety on it and stuff like that.
Q. What technology do you wish you had access to?
My dad’s Samsung Galaxy S5 – it’s cool and waterproof. I want to take a bath and text my friends and play games in the bathtub.
Q. What do you want for Christmas?
My dad’s old iPhone, he’s not using it. I don’t want a new one that bends. Or if you want to get me a new phone, get me a new Samsung Galaxy S5.
Favorite Tween App
Q. What is your favorite app?
Q. Any closing thoughts?
I like pugs, and I want my cookie.
How quick they grow. My tween will soon be a teen and before you know it, she will fly from the nest. Time sucks.