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ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
7/22/20 8:18 a.m.
Keith Tanner said:

My 7 year old nephew becomes quite the ass when he gets screen time.

And most school systems are going to be 100% online for the remainder of 2020...

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
7/22/20 9:45 a.m.

Here is what I use at home:  Fing

I have had it for a long time and it is great.  With the app I can set schedules per device or user, it will also alert you when a device comes online in case someone is trying to be sneaky.  I tried to use the built in stuff on the router and found it to not be very reliable and not as easy or flexible as Fing.  Fing will do a lot of other Network monitoring stuff but it works really well for limiting access.

 

 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/22/20 11:45 a.m.
ProDarwin said:
Keith Tanner said:

My 7 year old nephew becomes quite the ass when he gets screen time.

And most school systems are going to be 100% online for the remainder of 2020...

That's a different sort of screen time!

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/29/20 5:55 p.m.

So, munchkin has a kindle fire tablet.

We need to manage her screen time before i allow her access to this thing again. Its been on my desk for months after her last intelligence lapse where she stayed up all night watching YouTube after grabbing it from the charging drawer.

I tried the Google family thing, and it wont work no Matt which version of the directions i follow.

 

So, what are my options?

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
7/29/20 6:05 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Dana just started paying $2.99/ month for "free time" I think it is. It's an Amazon software thing in the fire tablets. Allows time limits, education loopholes, scheduling hours, all kinda fun things I wish I could tie to their Android phones and the smart TV.

No Time
No Time Dork
7/29/20 6:09 p.m.

FYI- iOS 14 (Beta) has a new privacy feature that changes the WiFi address for Apple devices periodically. 
 

While great for using public WiFi, it can mess with any screen time controls that use the devices WiFi address for identifying and regulating each device. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/29/20 6:26 p.m.
RevRico said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Dana just started paying $2.99/ month for "free time" I think it is. It's an Amazon software thing in the fire tablets. Allows time limits, education loopholes, scheduling hours, all kinda fun things I wish I could tie to their Android phones and the smart TV.

So, mines 11. I THINK your daughter is a similar age. Is it age appropriate? Or a little too geared for littler kids?

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
7/29/20 6:33 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

We have a 12 and a 5 year old in the house, both with fire tablets. I've been getting complaints from both of them so it works well.

We set weekday limits for both, 2 hours for the little 4 hours for the big. But we tied education to the 12 year old. She has to read books or do educational oriented apps for an hour before it will let her watch YouTube or play games. 

On top of that, it won't work at all between 8pm and 8am on the little, and 11-7 on the big, during the week. The weekends we have the hours changed.

Since the kids don't know the pins to the tablets, it's working. We're on our first week with it though. 

You can set content age limits, but we don't. The kids are pretty good about appropriate movies and shows on their own, but I really wish I could control the YouTube ads. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/29/20 6:51 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

Awesome! The only other thing: can it control YouTube/block, same with video entirely?

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
7/29/20 7:12 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Maybe? I'll dig into it a bit later tonight. I don't even have the password for the stuff to check and Dana's at work. 

Looks like kinda.

The link that told me about it. Looks like you can set "time watching videos" to zero.

Grizz
Grizz UberDork
7/29/20 7:26 p.m.

Move the router into your room and unplug it when you go to bed? Seems easiest to me.

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
7/29/20 8:07 p.m.
Grizz said:

Move the router into your room and unplug it when you go to bed? Seems easiest to me.

Because. Having both children home all day means I can't do anything until they've gone to bed. Which in turn has me up all night working online. I need my stuff to work, just not theirs.

 

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