These children have such easy access to the internet nowadays and managing screen time is important now more than ever. I hadn’t really taken a GOOD look at all of the benefits Family Sharing has to offer within iOS 12 until a few days ago and seriously, screen time is a game changer! I’m not a perfect parent so my children do get screen time (some days way more than others) so having the peace of mind that I can control what they’re accessing, and for how long is an amazing plus for me. If not, my four year old will play Roblox ALL DAY.
Screen Time offers amazing benefits for anyone who wants insights on how they’re utilizing their device. But it’s especially great for families.
Some of the great features I discovered:
Activity Reports – These give you a detailed look at all of the app usage, notifications and device pickups.
App Limits – Because after you see all the usage, you’re going to need it. You can set daily limits for app categories such as Social Networking, Games or Productivity.
Downtime – Downtime disallows all app usage with the exception of phone calls and apps that you choose to allow. It’s essentially like a nap time for your phone.
And when you set up screen time limits for a child their are tons of other great features as well (“Ask for More Time”, restricted usage on certain apps, and extensive parental controls).
I definitely have not been taking full of all the benefits Screen Time has to offer but I definitely will be now! Check out this video below as I walk you through a brief set up of screen time on a new “child’s” device.