Screen Time Management

Use Net Nanny® to limit screen time and manage your family’s online activity.

Managing screen time can be an uphill battle, but with Net Nanny®, parents can take back control of the Internet and limit screen time for their kids. Using our parental control software, you can help your family balance screen time and downtime by scheduling the hours of the day they can access the Internet.

Why You Should Limit Screen Time for Kids

According to the American Heart Association, kids spend over 8 hours each day online – that's half of their time awake. Children are spending more and more time online with every aspect of their lives becoming connected and tied to a screen. From homework research to extracurricular activities and time spent online interacting with peers and friends, kids are racking up multiple hours each day of Internet and device use.

Using Net Nanny® parental controls, you can manage your child’s daily screen time and create schedules or curfews for when your kids are on their devices and use the Internet.

Spending too much time in front of screens, and not enough time being active, can lead to:

  • Childhood obesity
  • Psychological problems
  • Troubles in school
  • Attention problems
  • Eating and sleeping disorders
  • Internet addiction

For parents, screen time for kids is a major concern, primarily because screen time scheduling and management tools are not readily available to help manage your family’s online usage effectively – until now. Net Nanny's parental controls provide screen time limits for kids to help you manage their Internet use.

How Net Nanny® Screen Time Scheduling Works

With Net Nanny’s award-winning Internet filtering technology, you can select specific times of the day when your child can use the Internet. And because of our unique scheduling system, you can also select specific days you want your kids to have access to their online devices, giving you the flexibility to adjust screen time allowances for weekdays or weekends.

Set Curfew

Ever wonder how much time your kids use their device? Net Nanny® lets parents see the daily total of each child’s screen time and see how their devices are being used. Parents can manage daily screen time, create schedules or curfews for when kids use their devices, and easily adjust the allotted time allowances for each day.

Turn Off the Internet

No more arguing with your child when it's time for dinner or when they have had too much screen time. From your phone or any Internet-enabled device, turn off your child's access to the Internet on their device. Net Nanny® keeps the peace while applying the rules you want, when you want them.

The screen time scheduler allows parents to schedule and automatically apply downtime or institute curfews when you don’t want your kids access to the Internet. Parents can easily adjust the allotted time and create specific allowances for each day. Parents can even choose to simply block the Internet during any selected time period. When the allotted time for screen time use is up, kids’ devices are not able to connect to the Internet. With Net Nanny®, you can:

  • Set specific times of the day when your child can use the Internet. (For example: Allow Internet access between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
  • Internet access turns off during scheduled hours or days that you select.
  • Only a parent or admin can make changes to the screen time schedule.
  • Schedule curfews for Internet use.
  • Turn off the Internet.

Why Net Nanny® is Right for Your Family

For families who are looking for a way to increase their quality time spent together, Net Nanny’s screen time management tool and scheduler are essential. It gives parents the power to restrict access during dinnertime or other crucial times so your family can enjoy a meal or activity together without digital distractions. You can also use the tool to be flexible during family vacations – allowing access when your family is relaxing by the pool or restricting access during bedtime.

The benefit of using Net Nanny’s screen time scheduler is that parents can set their children’s schedules with ease and not have to keep track with a timer or a clock for how much accumulated time their kids spend online. With Net Nanny®, you can set it and forget it.

How Net Nanny® Helps You Manage Screen Time

By using Net Nanny’s screen time scheduler in coordination with our award-winning Internet filter, you can increase the productivity and safety of your children’s digital activity by providing them with the best online experience possible.

When managing your family’s online use, screen time scheduling makes it easier to not only limit how much time is spent each day or week, but also allows you flexibility in adapting those changes per user. For example, if your teenager is more active online during the weekends, you can expand their allowed access specifically for Saturdays and Sundays. And when you want to limit their screen time during the school week, you can restrict their schedule.

Net Nanny® is fully customizable for each individual user, too. As screen time recommendations change for different age groups, you can tailor your schedule based on what’s right for each child. You can also use the screen time management tool for accountability on your own devices to increase productivity and limit screen time allowed on time-wasting websites.

Many adults struggle with online gambling or pornography addictions and by using a screen time scheduler, adults with addiction issues can more easily curb access to inappropriate websites and time online. By combining Net Nanny’s screen time management tool with our top-rated Internet filter and porn blocker, you can further distance yourself from websites and content that may trigger your addiction.

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