Tracks All the Devices Your Child Uses
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Apps need to connect all the devices children use to limit screen time.

Aren't there apps to limit screen time?

Smartphone apps vary in capability and cost. Phone apps limit screen time on the smartphone they are downloaded to and possibly a coordinating tablet. Apps that track multiple electronic devices are usually gateways for a parental control option that works through the internet, network, or WiFi to control devices that are connected.

How do apps work?

Parents create user profiles with detailed permissions and set screen time limits for each electronic device recognized by and setup within the app or parental control option. Apps often require you to dedicate a device, like computer or tablet, to a specific user, which omits devices children share with their parents or siblings.

Isn't technology the best way to limit screen time?

In theory, technology would provide the perfect screen time solution, but incompatibilities between electronic devices, operating systems and networks cause gaps that create obstacles and barriers when you try to connect all the different devices children use. These gaps make technology solutions incomplete. It also means Mom or Dad must be more tech-savvy to make them work.

Why go no-tech?

The advantage of no-tech or hands-on is you bypass technical prerequisites, device integration and user setup. A physical product, like myScreenTime, works with any electronic device and doesn't have to be tied into a network or operating system. It is also portable, so you can use myScreenTime anywhere your child goes (babysitter, grandparents, etc.).

What technology doesn't do.

Where technology can be used to impose control over children's screen time, it does not teach children how to self-manage all of the electronic devices in their life. This is why many experts don’t recommend using technology to limit screen time.

myScreenTime comes highly recommended because it develops self-control while building good decision making and trust. So instead of just restricting recreational screen time, parents teach children how to live with technology, which is a life lesson that lasts.

 

For more information on apps to limit screen time, go to Parental Control Overview?