New Year, New Time Limits

Jan 05, 2016

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Electronics and gadgets are among the most popular gifts to give.  However, controlling time spent on the Internet is one of the biggest concerns for parents.  Start the New Year off right by setting goals and time limits for Internet use. 

On average, children spend 7 hours each day online. Psychologist, Kimberly Young, recommends the following internet time usage for each age group: one hour for ages 3-6, two hours for ages 7-9, two to three hours for ages 10-18.

With Net Nanny’s Time Management feature, parents can ensure that children don’t spend too much time on the Web. Here’s how it works:

  1. Establish Internet usage goals with your child.
  2. Set specific times of the day when your child can use the Internet.
  3. Create different time limits for multiple users.
  4. The Internet access will stop automatically when the scheduled time is up.
  5. Administrators (parents) are the only ones who can make changes to the time schedule.

The Web can be a great educational tool, but it can also distract your child from important events and activities. Set boundaries this year and stick to them.