If you’re a parent, you will be well aware of the addiction children and teenagers have to their smartphones and tablets. But do you know how many hours a week your child spends glued to the screen? Or what apps they are using? If the answer is no, then it’s time to think about it.
Did you know that on an average week, a child spends around 50 hours (yes – 50 hours!) outside of school time, welded to their electronic device? That’s more than 2 days of the week!
If you want to know how you can hold your child accountable for their usage of social media and technology whilst still being in control then you need to know about OurPact!
OurPact is a new application for your iphone or android phone that is easy to use and has made a big difference to the lives of many parents! Even Jamie Oliver released a video on his social media recently raving about how it has changed their lives. The app was created to teach our kids and teenagers how to be responsible with their time through the use of technology.
So what can OurPact do?
- Schedule your child’s usage of internet and apps according to their daily schedule. This is priceless for those kids who can’t help texting their friends to talk about the latest cool song whilst doing their geography homework.
- Set the number of hours that you want your child to have access to internet and apps. If you have a child that loses all sense of time and spacial awareness during countless hours on their device then this is great for controlling their usage.
- Power at the touch of a button. You may find that you walk around with a smug smile for a while after rubbing it in to your kids that one wrong move and their internet and apps are gone with the press of a button. There is a feature that you can instantly block their access and set a time for the block, which automatically unblocks at the end of the set time.
OurPact is easy to use, easy to install on yours and your children’s devices and is a must for parents who are concerned with their kid’s overuse of technology. It’s also completely free!
For more information and some great blog articles for parents, visit the website www.ourpact.com