Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

My new favorite thing

Posted by on May. 26, 2017 at 8:59 AM
  • 2 Replies

Some suggested the Circle system for limiting and tracking electronic usage. 

It's $100 from amazon. We thought we give it a try. 

This thing is awesome. You put it on top of your router.  It allows you to add every device in the house and link it to each person. You can then set controls for when wifi is turned on and off, limits on overall time on individual and/or all devices, limits on certain web sites.  And you can do it BY person, by device and by website. Changing any limit is done by your phone from anywhere. 

Very flexible and easy to use. 

It also allows you to track how much time is spent on devices. So if nothing else you can just show your kids how much time they are spending surfing. 

My kids are good kids but with nothing to do they will spend 8 hours a day on youtube watching crap.  I set very liberal time limits. (it's 3 1/2 hours during the summer, ending at 10 pm)  Just the fact that they know they have a limit has made them aware of what they are doing and off the computer more. 

Bonus is that I find that I'm not nagging them all the time about getting off.  I know that the computer will tell them when its time. 

Just thought I share. 

by on May. 26, 2017 at 8:59 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-2):
heybooboo
by Silver Member on May. 26, 2017 at 12:50 PM

That's Great!  I am glad it works well.

We are planning on getting one too.

momofjb03
by Member on May. 26, 2017 at 7:08 PM
When you think they've had enough...save $100 bucks and pull the plug.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)