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Jan 08, 2016
Generally, parents are aware that their children are using technology excessively. Tweens and teens use it for watching TV, researching for school, chatting and connecting, and sharing details of their lives. If you feel overwhelmed managing your child’s screen time you are not alone. According to The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, 8 to 12-year olds are averaging nearly six hours a day on entertainment media and 13- to 18-year olds average nine hours (excluding screen time for school & homework). Whether your child is a heavy entertainment viewer, a social media networker, is a gamer, a reader, or a light user; they need help managing their time. The good news however is that parents who are actively involved in their kids’ media lives help them consume less of it and make better choices.
All family members need to disengage with devices – parent’s included. Net Nanny’s parental control software allows parents to limit screen time and even pause the Internet during designated hours such as the dinner hour, homework time, and when your child should be sleeping.
For parents who have questions about scheduling time controls, we’ve provided and easy step-by-step process on how to set it up.
Internet access can be managed for specific days or times of day.