Last updated on January 12th, 2020 at 08:11 pm
An application that lets you magically manage your children’s access to Internet and apps, in seconds, and from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re running errands and your child’s at home, or you’re out for dinner and have left your kids with a babysitter… You stay in control of how and when they use their devices.
Sounds like a dream, right?
Well, since I love being the bearer of great news, I’m here to say… It’s a dream no more.
I introduce, OurPact.
OurPact is a free (yes… completely free!) parental control app that lets you remotely manage your children’s Android or iOS mobile devices through a web app or iOS parent app. Once you set up the app – a process that takes no longer than a few minutes – you are able to manage your children’s device access at all times, through two main features:
In OurPact, you have the option to set up pre-defined periods of time your children’s apps and internet will disappear automatically, without you having to lift a finger.
This is a great way to make sure your children aren’t staying up late past bedtime playing Minecraft or messaging their friends. Depending on the age and schedule of your individual kids, they can have their own individual schedules set.
At any time, you can open OurPact, navigate to the child device profile you want to manage, and set a manual block or grant for however long you want (grants are more for allowing time on top of a block schedule).
A screen will pop up allowing you to select the period of time you want the block or grant to last for, and that’s that. This feature is awesome for blocking access for dinners or family gatherings, or making sure your kids aren’t distracted during homework time.
What OurPact Blocks:
OurPact blocks all ‘third-party’ apps – apps that have been installed from the Google Play or iOS App Store (think social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, or games like Minecraft, and Angry Birds). OurPact also blocks access to all internet browsers.
The app does not block access to certain apps that come on your child’s device (like Calculator, Clock) or texting/iMessage or phone (in the interests of making sure kids can contact their parents at any time!).
To get started, all you need to do is navigate to ourpact.com, and ‘Sign Up’ for a FREE account. Once you’ve done so, you pair your kids devices (instructions are provided in the app), and then watch the magic of OurPact unfold.
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