If you have kids or grandkids of any age then you know the battle of screen time!!! I feel like I am fighting a constant uphill battle of balance between allowing my boys to play the games that all their friends are playing, watch videos that make them laugh, interact with their peers, or engage in learning apps- and time away from electronics. I never want to remember my parenting years asking my kids all the time to get off devices, go outside and play, do some good old fashioned game playing!! I feel like in this day and age where iPhones, iPads, iPods, tablets, computers, etc are a major part of life it is our responsibility as parents to help monitor the time spent on these as well as help navigate what they are seeing and hearing. This is exactly why I started using Circle with Disney!!
I have a 5 year old and 2 teenagers, so as you could imagine, I have a big job to do when it comes to making sure that my boys don’t spend too much time on their phones and iPads, and the content they are being subjected to!! I get so worried about what’s out there on the internet and how it could impact my boys!! So this is what I love about the Circle. My favorite things I am able to do and monitor for each person in my household:
*Time of usage/day by category of information such as email, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc
*Filtering by levels of Pre-K, Kid, Teen, Adult or none…
*Bed time urn off
*Time limit of usage per day
*Access the history of each user
*Pause internet access until chores are done!
The Circle is really easy to set up, once plugged in it will connect to your router and picks up on any device using the WiFi in your home. Then download the app and create a profile for each person you want monitored!! Your friends and your kid’s friends can connect when they are in your home too!!
I feel like the Circle brings me more peace in my home so that I’m not worried all the time or bugging my kids!! So thank you, Circle!!
- All thoughts and opinions are my own!! Sponsored by Disney Circle