When I was a child, technology was basic. I grew up in an era where by 6th grade, we had AOL and the excited feeling when the crash meant we were online. We competed with our home lines for a few minutes of Prodigy chatrooms and most kids had pagers, not cell phones. At 38 years old and now 2 kids of my own, it’s a world away from “basic.” My house has 3 iPads, 2 iPhones, 2 computers, a laptop and honestly, even my fridge and TVs can get online.
But all this technology and connection comes with a price.
It’s amazing but can also be a way that kids can easily get themselves into negative situations quickly. From uncensored online material that isn’t in line with your family values, violent news stories, and imagary, and even connecting with strangers, protecting your kids from all that is the internet can be a daunting task. On top of that, keeping your kids from spending their entire time connected period is its own issue. Currently, my kids can only connect on a device I hand them and on apps that I have downloaded. However, I have a 4 and 11 year old, so the time is coming quickly where our daughter will be requesting her own phone. While I have reservations about it for many reasons, the largest one is that I don’t want her trading her playtime, exercise time and family time for screen time.
Which is why I am sharing with you about OurPact.
What is OurPact?
OURPACT IS A LEADING PARENTAL CONTROL APP FOR IPHONES, ANDROID DEVICES, IPADS, AND IPODS THAT MAKES IT EASY FOR YOU TO SET LIMITS ON HOW MUCH TIME YOUR CHILDREN ARE SPENDING ON THEIR MOBILE DEVICES.Create schedules, block all Internet and app use at a moment’s notice or reward them with the allowance feature. We’re here to help you balance the risks and rewards of iOS and Android technology for your family, with ease.
- What make OurPact unique? – Easy to use & set up – Available on iOS & Web (Android Parents use the Web App on their device) – Can block both children’s iOS & Android Devices – The only parental control solution of its kind that is effective, reliable, and FREE.
- How do you set up OurPact? – Parents either download our iOS App from the App Store or sign up at OurPact.com From there a parent will need to pair their child’s device to their OurPact family Dashboard. Pairing takes about 1 minute. After paired, you will see your child in your dashboard and can either set a block or create a schedule.
- OurPact is FREE FOR PARENTS: Our tool is intended to bridge the gap between parents and children. We want to open new lines of communication between a parent and child when it comes to device use. Although OurPact can be use for punishment, it can also be used to instill values like time management and healthy use.
What you see:
You can easily set up family schedules for each child, adding homework, extracurricular activities and even family time.
What your child sees:
A full device and then a blocked one, right on your childs device.
FREE Leading Parental Device Control App
ONE APP. ONE FAMILY
Manage all your children under one simple app. We’ve created a unique family dashboard that gives you full access to each individual child or device.
SET IT & FORGET IT
Schedule your child’s device use according to their daily routine. Schedule around bedtime, school, activities, or quality family time.
A NEW WAY TO PARENT
We’ve built a powerful tool that removes barriers to parents direct involvement in their children’s technology use. Welcome to the world of smart parenting.
There are times when you need to either block or allow access at a moment’s notice. Our at-a-touch blocking and permission feature enables flexibility with our scheduling function.
We’ve gone where parenting apps have never gone before, removing the distractions of social media and games from your children’s devices according to your preset schedules.
TEAM OF EXPERTS
Backed by industry professionals, leaders in child development and a team of awesome engineers, we’re here for your family.