by Dustin Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Screen Time Parental Control is an app that parents will love and kids (at least mine) will hate! This is a full-featured, screen time monitoring app for iOS and Android, including Kindle.
With this app, parents can not only remotely monitor a child’s screen time but also set daily time limits and other restrictions. For instance, you can set a daily use limit for M-F and another for the weekend. When the daily limit is reached, the apps on the device will not be usable. However, you can exclude apps from this limit, such as messaging and phone apps, or the Bible app for instance. Also, the app includes ‘tasks’ that the child can choose to complete to earn extra time, such as clean your room for 15 more minutes, or 1hr outside play for 30 more minutes…it’s up to you! There is a bed-time/lights out setting that shuts down the device regardless of remaining time, and a bedtime end time that allows you to control when they can start in the morning.
With Screen Time, you can see usage per app so that you know which apps are being used the most. And the best way to get your child’s attention? The ‘pause’ feature! Tap the pause button, and they are instantly, temporarily, locked out. Add a message to the “pause” notice that they receive, and no more yelling upstairs to come to dinner! I really can’t say enough about this app, but I love that all of this is customizable per child, so your teenager can have different limits than your 8 yr old. 😊
If you’re looking for a screen time monitoring solution for your family, look no further than Screen Time.