Terry Young Posted about 3 years ago Is technology actually GOOD for children? It's here to stay, it's part of their generation. Parents have a huge role to play in guiding and educating their children about the pitfalls of the Internet. It's necessary to start children's education in this area ,much younger now than say 20 years ago. Parents should control access to computers and phones etc of their children, parents also have the responsibility to learn about these new technologies and social network sites in particular, otherwise they will be extremely baffled by how technology and social network sites work and what they offer - especially in terms of security. Without this knowledge the parents cannot possibly control and help their children. Parents need to in my opinion set conditions of use and rules for these devices and one I condition in particular should be that..at any time i (the parent) will want totally access to the phone or computer. If not, the device should be confiscated. This isn't just to snoop, but to offer protection from materials that may have been sent by third parties, which children have no control over. How young is to young? Only the parent can gauge that, children all have different mental maturity ages, age itself cannot be used as a guideline.