Have you struggled to introduce Screen Time to your kids?

by Nick Merry on October 28, 2016
ScreenTime Parent and Child contract taped to the fridge

ScreenTime Parent and Child contract

“But why?” – sound familiar? Its great to have inquisitive kids, but those two words must pass our younglings lips more than any other.

We get constant feedback from parents about how beneficial the screen time app has been to their children and family as a whole. These compliments often come with: “after the initial arguments”. So we are here to help. We have developed a fun way to help you, the parent, introduce Screen Time to the family. It comes in the form of ‘our family screentime pact’ – a simple contract 😉 between parent and child on the use of mobile devices to help your children understand that small but complicated word – Why? But be warned, it’s a two way street, what you ask your kids to do, you too need to adhere to.

Its designed to be printed and stuck to the fridge, this way it will stay present as a reminder to all. We’ll leave the penalty for breaking the pact up to you…and your kids!

Check out the interactive Family Screen Time Pact here.

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A little on the team at Screen Time Labs

by Nick Merry on October 28, 2016
ScreenTime Team photo

A few of the readily available Screen Time Labs Team

It is hard to pick up a newspaper today without reading an article on the negative impacts too much screen time can have on our children. From children getting less out door fresh air than convicts to the amount of times teens check their social media during the night (reportedly about 10 times a night). We have parents who have faced violent outbursts for closing down a device and teachers reporting kids falling asleep in class due to overtiredness (3am minecraft perhaps).

We recognise the need for parental control of kids mobile devices, and as our customer base has grown, we too have grown. The Screen Time Labs team is made up of parents fighting the very same battles as you. We are now a team of 15 and expecting to double that in the next 12 months.

So you can be safe in the knowledge that your concerns are our concerns and with our growing team, we’ll be working doubly hard to be the parental helping hand that enables your kids to get a happy balance between time spent with their devices and time discovering what the rest of life has to offer.

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Were you too cool for school?

by Nick Merry on September 16, 2016

Did you have BMX envy or a roller boot rivalry? How did you get to school and how do your kids get there today?

 

With the long relaxed summer (well, relaxed from your kids’ point of view) drawing to a close and the back to school rush is upon us, we’ve taken a look at the favoured modes of transport for kids to get to school under their own steam.

If it’s safe (and not too far), getting your kids to cycle or scoot to school can help them concentrate during the day ahead – plus it’ll help to burn off the night’s accumulated energy and will get fresh air in their lungs. But while these are the favoured modes of transport for the school run in 2016, things weren’t always the same. We’ve travelled through time all the way back to the 1970s to remember how the transport of choice for children has changed over the years.

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