This is a very real fear felt by parents everywhere. Kids can often spend hours on the computer especially if they are playing a challenging game.
However, the answer to that is not to ban your child from playing the computer. According to a Huffington Post report, parents who structure time for their child to use the computer have found great benefits. For example, setting aside two hours for your child to use the computer productively can actually aid in enhancing your child’s sense of self-discipline. But it is also important for you to continue encouraging outdoor play and activities. The key thing here is supervision and some rules to govern computer use as a total ban will only cause them to find alternative ways to use the computer and this could be unsupervised.