wtbb, i get where you're coming from. as long as your kids are respectful and good, well, thats what really matters. your kids are comfortable coming to you and talking about super personal things, they volunteer, they're kind hearted....you're doing something right. <3
also, i meant no personal computer. like, my kid isn't getting a laptop that they can take into their room and have access to whatever they want on the net. (yes, i know, there are parental controls) they can use a family computer, one that is out in the open, where i can pop by and see what they're doing. of course they'll have access to educational stuff, mostly offline. i don't want a net addicted kid. and they can have a cell phone. one of those little flip phones for contacting me or for emergencies. no way are they getting an iphone.