The Tutoring Center, Sammamish WA

Tutoring in Sammamish, Washington.


Over the winter break your child probably has a little more free time than they do during school. It’s not uncommon for children nowadays to fill all their spare hours browsing the Internet, but there are drawbacks to this activity. Today, The Tutoring Center in Sammamish would like to take a few moments to discuss the pros and cons of your child using the Internet and offer a few tips on how you can ensure their relationship with the Web stay healthy.


The Internet is an incredible source of knowledge and is bursting with educational opportunities for your child. That said, it is also home to reams of inappropriate content that no child should see. Luckily, you can control which sites your child can access by utilizing the parental controls provided by your internet service provider (ISP). Do some research to find out which filters, firewalls and blockers your ISP offers and make use of them.

You could also install a child-friendly browser that limits which sites your child can access and will only display age-appropriate content.


As mentioned, your child can spend valuable time on the Internet learning new things, playing fun games, and socializing with their peers. However, it’s important that they don’t spend too much time on the Web at the expense of other activities. In particular, it’s important to make sure that your child is getting enough physical activity (doctors recommend an hour a day minimum). Sit down with your child and discuss how much time they are allowed to spend on their computers each day, and consider limiting their Internet use to around one hour daily.

It’s also a good idea to establish limits as to particular times when Internet browsing is not allowed. Discuss when it’s inappropriate to be browsing the Internet (during mealtimes or other family activities, during study time, before bed, etc.) and make sure to set clear rules.


It’s crucial that your child learn good Internet habits, so ensure that you take the time to discuss how to browse safely. They need to learn not to divulge personal information including their full name, your address and telephone number and so forth, and, critically, that they are never to arrange meetings with people they may meet on the Internet. Establishing these habits early on will mean they will browse safely as they get older and you have less control over their activity.

If your child requires help in any academic area, you can rely on The Tutoring Center. Our staff offer the best tutoring in Sammamish, with programs dedicated to improving reading, grammar, math, and more. Call 425-202-7306 to find out more.


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