Screen Time started, as you might guess, with screens and children. A dad (Steve) needed a way to reduce the time his three kids used their new tablets that didn’t involve him running a timer, nagging, or even worse, hiding their tablets.
After searching online, Steve got an itch – a big itch – to build something himself. The side-project later became so useful at home that he decided to give it a name and release it on the Play Store for other parents to use.
Since then Screen Time has grown-up, moved out of its dad’s house and partnered with Awareness Technology to help hundreds of thousands of families across the world!
I NEVER buy apps but this one is completely worth it. I can easily monitor/control my son's phone AND tablet.
Thank you for creating an app that removes me from the role of constant enforcer in our home. For example, we let our daughter choose the screen time limits with us yesterday, according to the values we have all been trying to adhere to as a family. And last night, she peacefully reached her daily limit. No pleading, no reminding, no guilt.
Love this app! With Screen Time I can control when, how long the tablet is used, and what apps are allowed and not allowed. One of my favourite aspects of this app is that I can create tasks that give them more time when the tasks are completed. It's easy to use, and helps limit their screen time!
Where we’re headed
We’re constantly working with the parents who use Screen Time to improve our app and make things simpler.
With Screen Time running on over 1 million devices, we’re here to stay and are proud to offer quick, reliable support as a commitment to those parents who want to raise balanced kids in a digital world. We understand the needs of families first hand, because we’re a team of parents ourselves.
This is a partnership with parents all over the world.
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