At What Age Should Kids Be Exposed to the Internet? [Poll]

For this week poll: At What Age Should Kids Be Exposed to Internet?

While there are tons of parental control software out there, the fundamental question you should ask is whether you should allow your kids to access the Internet at a young age. Some parents want their kids to start early so they can start to learn how the Web works and hopefully become another Mark Zuckerberg, while others prefer to delay the process as much as possible to prevent their kids from accessing inappropriate materials from the Web.

We know that there are areas of the Internet that can be potentially dangerous to young people, yet the aforementioned parental control software is supposed to help guard against those dangers, keeping kids way from “adult” sites. On the flip side, the Internet can also be educational. Gone are the days of hauling out the encyclopedia set or hitting the library to complete work for a school research paper.

There is definitely no right or wrong answer, and it is never an easy decision to make whether to allow your kids to access the Internet or not.

Now is your turn to tell us: at which age do you think is appropriate to expose the kids to the Internet?

Do you have an opinion? Be sure to tell us what it is in the comments! We’d also love to hear why you made the choice you did, and what makes your choice the best for your children.

Image credit: Child using a laptop computer by BigStockPhoto

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. I think in this era. kids should know internet. coz internet is good for education. but the device’s that kids using should protected by DNS server to prevent kids accessing adult sites

  2. We sat our daughter down at a computer before she was 1 year old. We started with Disney games and Disney website and evolved to other sites. She learned to move a mouse and pound on the keys. Eventually she became proficient at using both. We were always there to supervise. Now she is more tech savvy than her father who has been an IT Manager for 20 years! With the proper supervision I would say there is no age too young to start.

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