|OurPact helps your child make digitally healthy decisions with ease.|
So many great features, simple to pair and use, and it can be downloaded to iOS or Android phones and devices.
OurPact is an app we have recently come across that has allowed me to rest easy with my decision to get my 12-year-old son a phone. Quite honestly, I was struggling with the idea of him going from zero to one-hundred when it came to having Internet access, and while I have used parental controls in the home, I did not know if there was such a thing for a phone. Turns out there's an app for that, lol. Of course there is!!! And it works wonderfully well. In fact, it does so much more than I could have ever considered, and in addition to helping my son be safe online, it also helps keep him safe in other ways as well!!
This app truly allows you to feel good about allowing your child to own electronic devices. Everyone seems to have them, and you don't want your child to feel left out, and they really can be quite useful. There is a healthy balance that needs to be maintained, however, and making good choices with something so tempting is not always a given for this age group. My son, for instance, would much rather look up the latest information on a game he is smitten with, or his favorite basketball player than he would sit and focus on academics after the school day is over. Having a phone in hand can prove far too challenging for him to resist the urge to pull up something else when he is supposed to be doing his homework (some of which does require an Internet connection), so having an app that helps him see what healthy technology choices are, matters a lot to me.
You can use OurPact to schedule screen time, turn screen time off, block certain websites or functions, or block everything until you say so, using the app. The best part is you can do it from anywhere. So if you are still at work when the kids get home, or you don't want your children surfing the Internet at school you can turn it all off from anywhere you happen to be at the time. It takes about 30 seconds to do, and is not difficult to use at all. You can also choose which apps are blocked, including the camera (which is another item that can keep kids up at night because they like to make videos to share on social media later). Fully customizable, you can choose to have all apps removed from their screen until you say, or you can pick and choose which ones you would like to leave for them to use at any given time. This is an extremely flexible app.
For those children who might be tech savvy enough to try and delete the app from their phone, there is a setting for that as well. Only the parent can remove the app, and they have to log in first, to be able to do so.
|The only person who can remove this app from a phone|
or device that is paired with is YOU!
This is a screenshot of what your child will see if they try to remove the OurPact App. Honestly though, if you sit and explain to them the reasons why it is important for children to have safeguards while they are on the Internet, they will understand, and even come to appreciate it (if not now, definitely later in life when they look back on it). It is our job as parents to help our children make good decisions, and when it comes to screen time, I do not take that responsibility lightly.
Like what you see? See the links below to get this app set up in your home. Be sure to check out the ratings from parents while you are there because this an app that is so easy to use, and so effective that it is getting nothing but love! It protects our children, what's not to love about that?!
Learn more about OurPact by visiting the website: https://ourpact.com/
iOS Store: https://apple.co/2YiRn7x
Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/1googleplaystore