We just bought a new laptop. Our 11 year old wants the old desktop for her room. My first reaction was No. Dh and I are kind of old fashioned when it comes to techy things for our kiddos. Drives dd crazy especially when all her friends have cell phones, plasma tvs in their room etc. We just shrug and explain to her that she is part of our family and give her our reasons as to why she shouldn't have said items until we feel it is necessary. I am changing my mind and going to let her have it. She is a good kid and I think I might be a little too strict on this issue. So do your kids have computers in their rooms and how old are they?