Parental Control Your Kid’s digital access by defining exactly how long and when your kids can access the digital device (PC / Mobile / Tablet or Smart TV). Define your own schedules depending on certain days of the week, set allowed time intervals and combined time limits using inbuilt parental control features for free.
Kids now a days spend endless hours playing. Thanks to Covid-19 which increased digital exposer of our little ones in the name of online education. Unfortunately, excessive digital exposer is neither healthy nor educating. Limiting time spent by your kids in front of the computer or mobile screen is a grave necessity if you really care about your kids’ physical and mental health.
What is Parental Control?
Parental controls are specialized software or apps that helps you to monitor and restrict what your kid does online. There are a plenty of software available that do such things as block and filter websites and content, record user activities, limit user time online, and view their browsing history app downloads and communications.
How to control my kids’ digital access?
The answer is quite obvious. Install Time control or Parental Control software available on play store or Microsoft store which can control exactly how long and at what time your kids can access the Mobile Device or PC. But the most popular among them are Family Link by Google for android devices and Windows Parental Controls by Microsoft for Windows PC.
The above said time control software is not only free, but comes with several access schedules that were proven to work superbly under various circumstances. Each schedule controls the number of hours and minutes your kids can use the computer or mobile device on a daily and weekly basis.
The parental control software is not just easy to use, but also a powerful and highly customizable time control and access control tools. Besides the convenient pre-defined access schedules, these tools allow configuring just about any aspect of its behavior. Set access schedules based on usage, days of the week, working days or weekends, you can also set allowed time intervals and specify daily and combined time limits.
It’s easy to limit your kids to just 30 minutes of using the device per day, weekdays only or from 4pm to 6pm? Want to add an extra couple of hours on a weekend before 9pm? That’s not difficult either. In addition, you can set an aggregate limit, allowing your kids, for example, to access the PC or Mobile Device for no longer than 3 hours a week in total.
The parental control software can control not only when your kids can access the computer, but also what they can access or download. A flexible access control system extends android or Windows security features by allowing you to specify age group and applications that will not be accessible to the kids.
If you have many family members of different age groups, setting different access profiles might be a requirement. Younger kids will need less time and at different hours for doing their homework than the older ones using device for binge watching. You can add as many members profiles and manage their schedules from your device. The application also shows you the last accessed device location as an added feature.
Controlling your kids access is great, but how does your kid feel about it?
Initially it may feel little disturbing but parental control software has a decent way to handle it. Just before the allowed time allotment is about to expire, it pops a gentle message informing the user and suggesting that they save their work and log off. If the child does not log off before the time expires, it performs the logoff automatically by closing applications and logging off the account. If you want to allow more time, simply give some bonus time from your linked device from anywhere remotely.
How to get parental control software?
For android or apple devices, you can simply search “Family Link” on Play Store or follow the link below. https://families.google.com/familylink/
To Enable Windows Parental Controls by Microsoft on your windows PC, you may follow the following steps
For Windows 10, Click on Start > Settings > Accounts > Family & Other Users > Add a Family Member > Add a Child > enter email > Close.
To know more visit: How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows 10
For Windows 11, Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & Other Users > Add a Family Member (Add Account) > Create one for a child > create an account.