We’re the first generation to raise digital kids, and it’s not easy.
How do we keep our kids safe online? Where should we place limits and what should those limits be? Are our children addicted to screens? Are WE addicted to screens?
Power of Moms gets asked to review products all the time, and we usually say no. But this time, we were intrigued.
It’s a little device (works with Apple products only, for now) that’s designed to help us set healthy boundaries on our family’s screen use. It can give each device a “bedtime,” pause the internet, filter content to be appropriate for the age of each individual, and set time limits on the activities we’ve approved for our children to do online.
I just got mine in the mail, so I can’t yet give a full review, but I thought now was a great time to start the conversation with you, the deliberate mothers.
Here’s a quick video that’s worth watching and a link to where you can get your own Circle, if you’re interested (it will open in a new window when you click):
(Power of Moms is an affiliate of Circle. This means that, should you decide that Circle would be great for your family, a portion of the price you pay will go towards supporting our website.)
In the comments below, I would love to know two things:
(1) What do you think about Circle? Does this look like the solution we’ve been waiting for?
(2) What other things do you do in your family to stay on top of the whole screen thing? (Links to your favorite articles or resources would be appreciated!)
The Internet is amazing. It’s what makes Power of Moms possible, and I love all the goodness out there.
But yes, there are a lot of challenges that come with it.
At the end of the day, our children have to learn to discipline themselves and make wise choices when we’re not watching. However, putting safeguards in place and having these conversations with our children as we go along seems like a great idea to me.
Okay, turning it over to you… Excited to hear your thoughts!