Screen Time is a parental control app that lets you manage the time your kids spend on their tablets and smart phones. And the top market anywhere for Screen Time is Atlanta.
Here are some questions to ask yourself about what Screen Time can do:
Q:Are your kids spending too much time on their tablet or phone?
A:Screen Time has an app timer that lets you set a daily time limit on the apps you want to restrict
Q:Are they playing games past bedtime?
A:Block games at bedtime, but allow reading apps
Q:Are they getting enough sleep?
A:Block all apps at lights out time
Q:Do you worry how they’re using their device at school?
A:Block social apps and games, but allow educational apps during school hours
Q:Do you struggle to get them off their devices when you need to?
A:Time for lunch? Push a button on your phone, and your kids will be timed out from their devices. No more begging, bribing, or shouting!
Q:Reward your kids with bonus time for completing tasks and chores
A:Kids used up today’s Screen Time? If they tidy their room you can reward them with bonus time from the convenience of your own device. Add as many different tasks and chores as you like – you’ll be amazed how your kids start to manage their time responsibly!
Q:Do you worry about what they’re looking at, but don’t want be looking over their shoulder?
A:What’s your child doing on his/her device? What web sites is he visiting? What apps is he using? What apps is he spending most time on? Keep track of what they’re up to from the convenience of your own device, without having to own theirs.
A:Block certain apps completely. Get an alert whenever your kids install a new app
Upgrade to Screen Time Premium
Screen Time is free to use to monitor your family’s devices for as long as you like. When you first setup Screen Time you get a 14 day free trial of Screen Time Premium which allows you to manage and limit your family’s device usage. After your trial you can continue to use Screen Time Premium with a monthly subscription.
In terms of population, Atlanta is the No. 1 market in the U.S. for Screen Time, with an estimated 2.9% of families using the Screen Time app.
“I don’t know why this is, to be honest,” says Nick Merry, Screen Time’s Managing Director. “It’s a major city in the Southeast. We find that the biggest cities don’t use it as much as the rural areas, as more suburban areas have embraced Screen Time.”
Through 2016, Atlanta was the fastest growing Screen Time city, with 3% of the total growth.
In terms of growth, Atlanta ranked sixth among U.S. cities for growth in Screen Time users. It also ranked sixth for growth in 2015.
Note: The American Psychological Association has found that 59 percent of teens feel that time management is a source of stress, which increases during the school year, while 44 percent of children ages 8–12 feel stressed about doing well in school. Screen Time aids in putting those time management skills in place for the future. It also can improve socialization skills and get kids involved in other activities.