This is a sponsored post by T-Mobile.
Kids are so technologically advanced nowadays, it’s crazy! I’ll be honest, many times when I can’t figure out how to connect or operate certain electronic devices at home, I have to get help from my children. Data shows that an average child gets their first cellphone at the age of 10. I was still playing with my stamp collection at that age! While part of me is proud that they are able to learn quickly, a big part of me is a nervous wreck and I’m sure many parents can feel the same way.
We’ve certainly had talks with our kids about the dangers of being on the internet; the people they communicate with, the types of games they play, and the videos they watch. We’ve even had the conversation of the mental and physical effects it could potentially have on them when spending too much time on electronics. We also do our best to monitor what they are exposed to.
Studies show the average U.S. family has five or more connected devices at home, and I think we fall under the “or more” category. There are TVs, tablets, laptops, and all types of game consoles that allow them to play online. I don’t know about all the other parents out there, but we’ve come to the realization that no matter how hard we try to control or monitor their online activity and media usage, there is just no way of catching everything.
I have some good news that will finally give us parents peace of mind! It’s called the T-Mobile Family Mode. This new device will give us moms and dads more control of what our kids are seeing on their devices. And not just their smartphones — it also gives us control over the electronics they can access including their tablets, consoles and other electronic gadgets. This new T-Mobile FamilyMode device simply connects with the FamilyMode app, which gives us the ability to control the setting for each and every device connected to our home’s wifi. And it’s available on BOTH Apple and Android devices.
So now, we can all sleep a little better, focus on other tasks more and be at peace with what our kids are watching, listening to and playing. We’ve been very hesitant about giving our ten year old a phone for this very reason. After all, our children’s safety is our #1 priority. But since we’ve gotten the T-Mobile FamilyMode app and device, and we now have more control and more security with what goes in and out of our home through our electronics, I think we may reconsider sooner than later.
If you’re convinced and you’re ready to start taking control of what your kids do on their electronic devices, you can sign up and get your T-Mobile FamilyMode Home Base. For a limited time, it is available for $20. On top of that you can take advantage of other benefits that it comes with like, Family Allowances, Netflix On Us, Simple Global and more. Just visit T-Mobile.com to learn more.