Going back to the Latin roots, to discipline with authority means to give life to learning. Our goal as parents is to give life to our children's learning - to instruct, to teach, to help them develop self-discipline - an ordering of the self from the inside, not imposition from the outside. Any technique that does not give life to a child's learning and leaves a child's dignity intact cannot be called discipline - it is punishment, no matter what language it is clothed in.
quoted from "Kids are worth it! Giving your child the gift of inner discipline" by Barbara Coloroso, page 29
Small children should be supervised by a caregiver when at a computer,
to ensure no accidents occur that could hurt the child and that no equipment gets broken.