*Thanks to T-Mobile FamilyMode app and device, keeping track of my family’s digital life is now even more convenient and easier! This post is sponsored by T-Mobile.
Technology is in every aspect of our lives today. Did you notice that things are getting even more convenient and easier to achieve because of new technologies?
I am grateful for technology as a tool to make our lives better. But as a parent, it also becomes a concern as far as putting my kids’ online activities and screen time under control. I want to make sure that my kids are safe online, knowing what sites they’re visiting, or that they’re not spending too much time on social media. Yes, in this digital day and age, unfortunately, we parents face issues that simply didn’t exist 50 years ago!
Get this: a recent data shows the average US family has five or more connected devices and kids receive their first cell phone by age 10. Kids also spend an average of 19 hours per week across their connected devices. That’s 1,064 hours per year! But with each new screen comes additional concerns for parents — 68% feel a lack of control over their kids’ online habits and 71% worry about kids’ screen time.
Why I Love T-Mobile FamilyMode
Enter T-Mobile FamilyMode – an app and device combo launched on June 29 by T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” that helps you manage your family’s digital life across all of your devices. The app gives you control over your kids’ phones wherever they are and T-Mobile FamilyMode Home Base connects to your home’s Wi-Fi, giving you control over your other connected screens.
I find that the T-Mobile FamilyMode app has been a very helpful tool that helps me and my husband set daily screen time limits, filter unwanted apps & content, pause the internet, monitor app & internet usage, track physical locations for every member of our family, and so much more!
While the carriers’ solutions only cover the devices connected to their networks, T–Mobile FamilyMode lets us do all these on our kids’ phones, tablets, gaming consoles, laptops, smart TVs and the other Wi-Fi-connected devices in our home. Now, to me, that’s a huge bonus and I am grateful that it is now being offered only through T-Mobile FamilyMode.