A few months ago, a friend sent me a beta device to help me monitor my kids online. And it’s simply the coolest and simplest device I’ve used.
I added all my kids and their devices, set their filter level to kid or teen, gave all of their devices bedtimes, and set a daily time limit. It took me about five minutes to set it up.
Well, it is finally available and I thought you’d want to know. It’s called Circle.
It filters out bad stuff.
When friends come over, I can quickly add them to our circle.
And it gives us an easy way to monitor activity – whether it’s websites or apps or gaming consoles – right from the app on my phone.
With one click, I can even pause the Internet in our house (perfect for dinner time or homework time).
Lauren gets three hours online each day. Whether it’s an app on her phone or the home computer – circle knows what devices she has. Matthew has an 8pm bedtime, which means the Internet stops going to his iPod at 8. Emma’s filter level is set to kid, so if she tries to visit a questionable site, she will see appropriate content instead.
Circle is easy to use.
Just connect it to your Wi-Fi, add your devices (phones, iPods, gaming consoles, computers, etc) and set up the app. There’s no monthly subscription fee and it’s really easy to use.
I’ve personally been using this for a couple of months now and I ordered a few for Christmas presents.
You’ll see it soon in Disney stores and major retailers, but here’s an exclusive link to order online right now.
With three kids in our house, I’m so glad there’s finally a simple solution like this.