Disney circle sent me one of their devices to use, test and review.
Two words – LIFE CHANGING!
Well for the parents, not necessarily for the child. Its available on amazon, so you can start taking control of electronics NOW!
Circle pairs wirelessly with your home Wi-Fi. It allows an adult to manage every device connected to your network. With the app, you can create unique profiles for each family member. From here, kids will have a connected experience that is designed just for them.
You can set daily time limits, on and off times for bedtimes or even MORNINGS before school. You can create filters, send rewards (extra time), automatically pause the internet, and see their usage. Is your child backtalking? PAUSE the internet!
We set a bedtime for the internet and on the weekends you can make it later. Once summer gets here we are turning off the internet during the day so little crazy doesn’t argue with me. Its just the way it is. Internet is a privilege. I tell her that Disney Circle is smart and knows when she should be doing something other than electronics.
Filter content – You can set individual filter levels for each family member. Circle has 4 preset age levels and allows for further customization by platform, app, and category. Choose one that matches each family member’s age and interests, filtering out all inappropriate content. Its been GREAT! It just one extra layer of protection for our kids!
Easy age presets – Circle offers parents the option of 4 general filter age levels. These filters come defaulted with settings designed for that age group, but can be easily and quickly customized.
Honestly, I love EVERYTHING about The circle. There are only two things I would like to see improved.
-You cant pause apps yet. However it appears they are working on that.
-The time frames are in 15 minute increments, I would like to see 1 minute increments to allow for tighter timelines and more control.