Kids follow what the adults do! So, no point complaining that today’s generation is more involved with gadgets like smartphones or tablets for playing games. In fact, I have seen lot of teenagers and office-going adults do the same while traveling or even at boring social parties. So, it is absolutely natural for our kids to get attracted to these technology masterpieces. With this trend, it has become ever so important to exercise better parental control over usage of smart devices by kids.
There is a big market out there for expensive tablets from Leapfrog which help parents manage significant parental control over their kids who are obsessed with playing games and trying out learning apps on tablets. However, not everyone can afford such tablets and so it is a welcome sign that Android developers have been coming up with several parental control apps to restrict in-app purchases, filter adult content, set time limits for usage, etc. An app named ‘Screen Time Parental Control’ is one such Android app to manage the time that kids spend on tablets or smartphones. In this article, we shall review the Screen Time app as well as discuss the various features of Screen Time Parental Control App for Android devices.
Screen Time Parental Control App Features
Using this tool, it is incredible how you can set a daily time limit for certain mobile apps that your kids use regularly. So, once the daily time limit is over for the apps your kids access, they won’t be able to use them anymore on that day. Slowly, they will come to terms with the limited amount of time they have to play with the games and apps on your smartphone or tablet.
In fact, you can even keep a separate tablet dedicated for kids usage and restrict the amount of time they spend on it. This will ensure no more offers being made to kids to stop using the smart devices. More importantly, you can easily keep track of the time your kids eyes are exposed to these technology devices.
Additionally, you can make sure that you do not have to keep pleading your kids to eat food properly while playing on tablets or smartphones. A simple push button via this app will time-out the device and kids will be left with no option but to eat food on time.
Your kids will sleep on time as you can block all smartphone apps at a fixed time everyday, beyond which none of them will work. Thus, it serves as a bedtime blocker. To inculcate the habit of reading bed-time stories, you can block all games and keep reading apps enabled beyond the fixed bed-time.
You can keep social apps or games disabled for long and ensure significant exposure for your kids to educational apps or learning apps. It serves as an app blocker as you can permanently disable / block some apps and even get notified when your kid tries to get naughty by installing a new app without informing you.
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Your kids habits can be improved using this app by offering them additional app time i.e. bonus screen time in return for completion of activities like homework, bed arrangement, gardening, etc.
It is possible to keep a watchful eye on naughty children from a remote device so as to know what all they access on their smart device or whether they try to browse some websites. This is a great app tracking feature which can be extended to multiple devices (in case of more than 1 children) in combination with Screen Time Remote Control App.
As a responsible parent, you can easily install Screen Time Parental Control App for free from Google Play at: Free Download of Screen Time Parental Control Tool
How to Uninstall Screen Time Android App
Once the Screen Time Parental Control App is downloaded and activated on the smart device your kids use, only you can uninstall this app using your own password. So, even if your kid has grown old enough to realize this tracking app, he / she won’t be able to uninstall it without your consent.
I hope you will find this app answer most of your concerns regarding usage of smart devices by your kids. You can use this app for children of all age groups and even teenagers to an extent. The best part about this app is that it was created by parents and is still being regularly updated with features by parents who use it. Do you think this parental control app can be useful to you or your family? – Do share with us!