Thanks to OurPact for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are our own.
Times sure have changed over the years, and I’m not just talking about the past 20 years either. It seems like every year technology gets more and more advanced. It advances so quickly that oftentimes I can’t even keep up. But, you know who can keep up? My kids can! When I need to set up a new cell phone or any other type of electronic device my boys are the ones who show me how to do it. How do they know? I have no idea! I mean, it’s not like they’ve ever owned an iPhone or Tablet, but they just seem to know. It’s like it comes naturally to them. My initial thought is that it probably does because it’s all they know. Our children have never lived during the times of rotary phones, getting up to change the channel on the television or even simply calling a friend on the phone when you want to talk.
Do I like the technology and the ways it has advanced? Well, of course I do, however there are times when I wish life could slow down and people could be more personable and enjoy more time in each others company. I also believe that now more than ever we need to make sure we are protecting our kids. Let’s face it, kids are smart and they know their way around all of this new technology, sometimes better then adults do, and this can sometimes lead them to websites and other areas that they really shouldn’t be.
But, what can we do?
For starters there’s OurPact.
What is OurPact?
OurPact is an easy-to-use application that was created to help parents guide the mobile habits of their children, as well as teach responsibility through technology. After conducting hundreds of hours of research with child professionals and then teaming up with parents and industry experts, the OurPact team carefully constructed an essential application that keeps the functionality of family life in mind.
OurPact isn’t just a parental control tool, but family guidance like never seen before. This simple app gives parents the power to:
● Schedule Internet and App use according to your child’s daily routine, and among the weekdays or weekend.
● Set the number of hours your children spend on the Internet and within Apps.
● Block Internet and Apps at a touch.
● Allow Website and App access, whenever you feel your child “needs more time”, at a touch.
● Block all apps (eg. Facebook, SnapChat, Intstagram, Twitter, etc.), as you see fit.
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