Hello G.! I must say that XBox live is NOT FOR KIDS... my son is 14 years old and I do not allow him to utulize that service. My husband plays games on it, so i have heard the language, inferences, and just garbage people speak. Consider that option.
Also, my son is ONLY allowed to play his vid/computer games Friday after school to Sunday afternoon... NO WEEKDAY PLAY - Period..... I would always hear every excuse in the book of why he can't wrap it up, he would not listen to me, homework, chores, etc.
I am one of the only moms I know who has this policy..but I can say that my son just received his report card and is a 3.29... DURING THE WEEK...READ READ READ..PUZZLES, BRAIN TEASERS..ETC.. !!!!