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SCREEN TIME FACTS


Kids spend more time online than any other singular activity.

68% of 8 – 13 year olds own a smartphone.

70% of 8 – 13 year olds use social media.

Kids as young as 7 have Internet connected devices.

Kids aged 8 – 18 average 44.5 hours of screen time a week.

 

TOP PARENTAL CONCERNS AROUND SCREEN TIME


Encountering inappropriate content.

Engaging with strangers.

Amount of time spent gaming.

Screen time interfering with sleep, study and 'real world' activities.

75% of parents said they were unaware of ways they could control and monitor their child's internet usage.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?


Be honest about the fact that there are bad things out in the cyber world.

Try to form the habits of the child at an early stage so they understand and accept that there are limits and boundaries on screen time.

Engage with the child – agree times when the children can have access online.

Lead by example and reduce your own smart device usage. Children will try to copy their parent’s habits.

Encourage other interests and social activities – introduce them to the “gift of boredom.” Children are resourceful and they will find other things to do quickly.

Learn how to use parental controls – many Internet providers offer some kinds of parental control for your broadband connection. You can also add parental controls such as iKydz to your existing Internet connection.
Find out about the iKydz Parental Control System
iKydz products

KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE WITH IKYDZ


With iKydz' mobile apps and broadband boxes, you can take control of your child's Internet usage. Use iKydz to:
 
  • Set time limits
  • Restrict access to certain types of content
  • Switch Internet access on and off
  • Prevent certain apps from connecting to the Internet
  • Check what your child has been accessing

All of this and more is done through the easy-to-use iKydz app.
 
iKydz Home and Pro

IKYDZ HOME & PRO


For home use. iKydz Home and iKydz Pro let you create a secure version of your home broadband network for your kids to access.

iKydz Home is suitable for most typical households, while iKydz Pro is ideal for houses with gamers, streamers and all the rest.


Get iKydz Home Get iKydz Pro
iKydz Mobile

IKYDZ MOBILE


For their mobile phones. The iKydz Mobile app is a subscription service. It lets you control the Internet on your child's mobile device, even their 3G and 4G connections.

You can also use GPS to locate your child in an emergency.


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