How to stop nagging your children

by Anna Hughes on February 17, 2017

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We are loving Miriam’s review of our app this week. No parent wants to be the Bad Cop, right?!

“This is really easy to use. It’s making a huge difference in the amount I have to nag. I’m now 100 percent consistent because I don’t have to remember to follow through. It’s like an automated bad cop. I like being the good cop.” 

Miriam, Feb 2017

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8 ways to get your kids off the couch during The Big Game

by Anna Hughes on February 2, 2017

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We at Screen Time are big believers in having a healthy online/offline balance. Which is why we made our app – to help parents to have more control over the amount of time their kids spend on their devices.

The Big Game is fast approaching, which means a whole lot of screen watching is in store – roughly 4 hours of it depending on how keen a fan the viewer is.

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New Year’s resolutions and how to keep them, using the Screen Time app

by Anna Hughes on January 6, 2017

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Happy New year from Screen Time! (We’re not sure when you’re supposed to stop saying that either).

At Screen Time HQ, we’ve been discussing our New Year’s resolutions. The standard ones have inevitably been thrown in (join a gym, eat more healthily, slightly reduce Prosecco consumption), as well as a couple of less traditional ones involving underpants (see graph for details).

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Three easy Thanksgiving activities to lure your kids away from their devices

by Anna Hughes on November 24, 2016

 

 

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Thanksgiving, in an ideal world, is a valuable time to be with our families. To laugh, to embrace one another, to joyfully reminisce about the good old days. To make new memories and enjoy a day full of meaningful conversations with loved ones.

This scenario is of course completely fictional for most. Anyone with children who claims their Thanksgiving was in any way straightforward or dreamlike, is probably bending the truth quite significantly. Especially if they were the ones hosting the festivities.

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Screen Time Labs wins SETsquared Bristol’s ‘Start-up of the month’ award

by Anna Hughes on October 18, 2016

Amidst the bonhomie of SETSquared’s summer ‘Beer’n’Pizza’ evening whilst cruising around Bristol’s Floating Harbour in glorious sunshine, we were delighted to be named ‘Start-up of the month’. The unexpected award comes at a time when we are busier than ever as the need of our parental control app increases particularly as kids go back to school and the inevitable build up to Christmas begins.

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Switch on, switch off and join in with the Backyard Olympics this summer  

by Anna Hughes on August 8, 2016

The Olympics are in full swing, and they offer a great opportunity to get kids inspired to explore sports of all kinds. With coverage online throughout the games, there’s a huge supply of content of sportsmen and women excelling in their fields and proving how exciting getting out and about can be.

We’ve got the perfect way to get your family involved with the Olympics, even if you’re a plane ride away from Rio. Our Backyard Olympics infographic has got everything you need to hold your very own games in your garden. Bring out the best in everyone in your family by holding a range of events using household items – from potatoes to paddling pools.

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