Technology - Circle by Disney
Few things challenge Molly and me as parents more than safeguarding our children online and managing their devices. It seems like more and more devices are web-enabled these days, giving kids seemingly endless pathways to the best and, sadly, the worst of the Internet. How can parents stay ahead of ever-evolving technology?
I don't have a complete answer to that question. Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, what I do have is one more - very helpful - tool. It's called Circle with Disney, and it helps parents to monitor and manage all web-enabled devices and Internet access in their house. With Circle, parents can:
Manage every connected device
Filter online content in age-appropriate ways
Pause access to the Internet
Set daily Internet time for websites and apps
Reward children with extra time
Review all device usage
Is it perfect? No. Is it very helpful? Yes. I hope that the manufacturers continue to develop this robust tool. Parents need to be well-positioned to care proactively for their children online, not ill-equipped and overwhelmed. This is a great step toward that end.