Being a parent now days has it’s plusses and minuses. Knowledge is at our fingertips, and our children’s with technology and the internet. They can learn so much in just a matter of minutes. Some of those things we may not exactly approve of. That is why it is important to know How to Block Websites and Set Internet Time Limits for Your Kids!
There are several kinds of software you can buy to set filters and firewalls in your home. I needed something a little more simple. A little more plugin and go. That is why I got a Circle before Christmas this year.
Circle is a simple device that you plugin and connect to your home’s wifi network. Once connected you download the app onto your cell phone. You set up a profile for each person in your house (takes only minutes).
Then the magic happens! You can set internet time limits for your kids. You can limit how much total wifi time, or you can specify by app. You can also tell it what time their wifi wakes up and shuts off for bedtime!
You can also filter and block web content by age, or you can specify what sites and apps you want your kids to have access to or not have access to. AMAZING!
I have 3 kids ages (15, 11, & 8). They are at the age where they want to be connected all of the time. We have been using circle for about 3 months and I can’t say enough good things about it. I can set my kids daily time limits and they are automatically shut down when their time is up. It is also perfect for those times when they are trying to watch Netflix when they should be in bed. 🙂
I have found that CIRCLE really helps me not only keep track of what my kids are really doing online, but I have realized how much time they were really spending on things like minecraft and Youtube Kids (which I have blocked right now).
It also helps me keep track of how much time I am spending on websites. I had no idea just how distracted I was by Facebook during the day. So now I have it blocked until I need to use it.
Go now and check out circle! If you have kids in your house that are connected to the internet it is a must have to keep them safe! I hope Circle helps you block those unnecessary websites and set time limits for your kids online!