Technology Matters-Parental Control Apps

    OurPact allows parents to block device activity for scheduled times.  Parents can block texting, web browsing and even specific apps.  OurPact also has a geolocation function allowing parents to check in and see where their children might be.  The app is free with premium features available for purchase for iOS and Android devices.
    Kidslox allows parents to access blocking for specific times, like when the children are supposed to be doing homework.  Or when its bedtime.  Kidslox blocks apps, including games, along with social media sites like Instagram and Facebook.  There's even a full 'lockdown mode."  The app is available for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.
    The app Screen Time lets parents set a timer on a child's device.  When all the time is used up, the app blocks out games, social media and messaging.  And all downloaded apps.  The app also lets parents lock the young ones out of their devices remotely.  The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

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