Resources for Managing Screen Time
It was hard enough to keep track of your kids’ time on their devices before the pandemic. Now that so many of their opportunities for face-to-face socializing have been suspended, you may feel The Screen has completely taken over. Here is some advice and a few tools that can assist parents with child screen management.
Screen Time During the Coronavirus Crisis – from ChildMind.org
Three Ways to Measure Screen Time – minutes, content, and participants
Tips for Parenting Teens on Screens – from childrenandscreens.com
Advice, Articles and Videos on Kids and Screen Time – from CommonSense Media
10 Simple Tips to Help Manage Kids’ Screen Time – from PC Magazine
Tools for Managing Screen Time:
Parental Control Apps for Monitoring Screen Time – An overview of the Top 10
Qustodio Parental Control Software
Qustodio is one of the best and easiest-to-use screen time apps for parents -- and it’s free. It offers powerful monitoring tools and parental controls such as setting screen time limits, filtering inappropriate content, and blocking apps and games.
Circle Parental Controls
Circle’s award-winning parental controls let you manage screen time and monitor not just some, but all websites and apps. With this complete in-home and on-the-go solution, you set the rules for sites like YouTube, TikTok, HouseParty, and many more across all your family’s connected devices.
Bark's affordable, award-winning dashboard proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.
Safe Lagoon was created and designed by parents to help parents set healthy online habits for kids, even when kids aren’t physically present. Critical functions enable parents to block inappropriate content, monitor the amount of time your kids are online and using their apps, set specific times of day when your kids can use the Internet and even locate them on a map and see their online messaging.
Setting Up Screen Time on Your Apple Device
Screen Time lets you know how much time you and your kids spend on apps, websites, and more. This way, you can make more informed decisions about how you and your kids use your devices, and set limits if you'd like to.
Parental Controls Using Apple’s Screen Time Tool
With Content & Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time, you can block or limit specific apps and features on your child's device. And restrict the settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for explicit content, purchases and downloads, and privacy.