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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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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Get to know the Screen Time team: hello Neil Prosser

by Anna Hughes on July 11, 2016

Life is busy for any tech startup team and we’re no exception. It’s no easy task developing an app for parents which stops family arguments over screen time around the globe! But we thought we should take some time out to help you get to know the friendly, talented folk behind Screen Time a little better. First up is one of our software engineers and newest member of the team. Over to you Neil…

Neil Prosser, software developer, Screen Time app

What did you do before Screen Time

Before joining Screen Time I spent over seven years with MixRadio, who were a music streaming company based in Bristol.

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Aron’s Story – Getting ahead of the problem

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on June 8, 2016

We all worry what our kids are doing online and how much time they spend on their devices. Most parents are fortunate, their kids don’t have any bad experiences or, if they do, it’s not something really bad. Aron is a little different, he’s a detective that investigates crimes against against children so he’s seen more than his fair share of bad situations involving kids, their devices and the internet.

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Finalists in Bristol Post Business Awards

by Anna Hughes on June 1, 2016

Screen Time Labs have been unveiled as one of the finalists in the ‘Start-up’ category for Bristol Post Business Awards. With over 300,000 families around the world using the parental control app, the business has gone from strength to strength during its first two years.

Steve Vangasse, founder and Managing Director at Screen Time Labs, said:

“We are really delighted to be shortlisted for this award. It is great to have the recognition of our hard work and the performance of the business during its start-up phase. The competition looks tough, however for our users, the app is a winner regardless.”

The winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on 29th June at Ashton Gate stadium.

Bristol Post Business Awards Finalist

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