Hello! We just wanted to stop by and congratulate the new family member!
No, not this one. The one who became your kids’ darling almost instantly. No, not even them. The one who, if we’re being honest, is some kind of attention pig and apparently takes in everyone’s energy to the detriment of things like family conversations, homework, or just going outside for a few minutes.
That’s right, we’re talking about your kids’ smart device.
In today’s world with incessant work demands, unplanned children’s calendars and insufficient free time, smart devices are not just an additional tool in parents’ arsenal – they have become indispensable. Not only to keep your children entertained for an hour or two (and keep them calm and not break anything), but also as increasingly useful and necessary tools for learning and social contact. However, there is a line between using smart devices to help your parents and letting them take over your children’s lives.
This is where Qustodio comes in. With a special offer from CNN (using code CNN15OFF) you can save 15% on all premium offers worldwide through April 19th. In no time at all, you’ll be monitoring your kids’ internet usage in a way that isn’t arrogant but lets you know they are safe.
Qustodio acts as a gentle gatekeeper for all of your kids’ online activities. So you can remotely monitor what they’re doing on their devices, set time limits on their use, and track calls and devices to see who your kids are, child is talking to or texting and where they’ve been.
All you have to do is download the Qustodio app on your and your child’s device. This is a quick and painless setup that gives you control over Screen Time almost instantly. Once turned on, you can set filters to block pornography, games, or other inappropriate apps or websites that you don’t want them on – and even your smartest kid won’t find a workaround in their browser’s private mode. They can also choose how much screen time they need regardless of which device they switch to. Thanks to the Family Locator, you can see where they are going in real life too.
And you can nip a tween’s social media addiction in the bud – a vital tool in addressing the growing problem of cyberbullying. You will know who they are calling and when and how long they are texting, and with Qustodio you can even see exactly what they are watching on YouTube and whether the “cat video” they keep watching is really a cat video. When things get really worrying, there is an SOS panic button your child can press on their Android device that will send you location-based alerts so you or the authorities can get there right away. You can find more information about how Qustodio works here.
Qustodio is available for multiple platforms like Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Chromebook, and Kindle – an option that other parental control apps lack. Parents have the flexibility to keep screen time, block apps, access text messages, and filter what your kids can access on the internet. Qustodio is here for your children. You can have fun with your electronics and have peace of mind – a win-win situation.
Think of it this way: If your spouse’s irresponsible little brother stays in the basement for “just a few months” after their divorce, it can be a lifesaver when you have to walk to the market for an hour. And of course the kids love him – what can’t you love about a grown man who uses his three-speed bicycle to recreate the time he broke his arm and tried to jump over a minivan on his motorcycle ? But is a man who names his bike “Awesome Hog 4” really the person you would like to sit down at the table with you in order to find a way for your children’s educational, emotional and social growth? Qustodio lets your kids have their fun with Uncle Brad in reasonable bursts, but also makes sure they sleep safely in their beds when they have to, rather than hitting Brad on one of his typical impromptu trips to Vegas.
Like any addition to the family, a child’s smart device can be an invaluable combination of babysitter, teacher, and entertainer – or it can be an Uncle Brad. Use code CNN15OFF now through April 19th to get 15% off Qustodio premium products and make sure Uncle Brad isn’t the one helping your kids choose colleges.
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