This is a sponsored post.
A few weeks ago I told you about the Screen Time app to help you monitor and teach your children how to use their screen time wisely. Over the holiday break, my family and I put the app to the test.
Setting Up Screen Time App
With four kids, I was hoping the app would be easy to set up. I downloaded the app and created an account. Then I added my four kids and sent them a link to download the app. Using the code I received, they were easily able to get logged in and we were up and running within minutes.
I admit, my kids were worried. They didn’t know what was to come. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m a firm believer in teaching my kids how to use the technology and not to ban them from using it. This is why I love Screen Time. You set the rules that work for your family.
As long as my kids are doing their chores, getting good grades and are respectful, I let them decide how and when they are using their devices. The one thing that often goes undone are the chores.
The Screen Time app gave me a tool to show my kids that they have choices. If they do their chores, they have full use of their technology. If they don’t do their chores, they lose the privilege of screen time.
Testing the Screen Time App
We had no problems using the Screen Time app at home. We did run into problems when the kids went back to school. Our kids are in a school system where they use technology daily in most classes. They are allowed to have their phones with them and they use them in the classroom.
I contacted the Screen Time customer service and within hours they responded to me. They were helpful, but unfortunately, in our case, the Screen Time app wasn’t compatible with the technology that they school uses to block access to certain technology.
Their customer service was friendly and responded very quickly. I expected to wait a few days. They did have some suggestions and were also honest with me. Sometimes certain technologies are not compatible with each other.
I recommend that you before purchasing the premium service test the Screen Time app in all of the situations that your family normally faces whether it’s work, school or home.
If you are looking for an app to help your kids figure out how to balance their priorities with their technology, the Screen Time app will help you! Be sure to take advantage of the 14-day trial for the premium service and test it in different scenarios.
If you are looking for tips on balancing screen time, check out my post, 5 Tips for Balancing Screen Time For Your Kids.
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Disclosure: This is a Screen Time App sponsored post. I was compensated for this pot. All opinions are my own.