Tame Your Kid’s Internet Use!

It seems like every kid has a computer these days — or ample access to one, once they become school-age. Like it or not, it’s a fact and there’s no turning back the clock to a simpler, less techno-crazy time.

The problems that computers bring to kids are real. The constant interruptions from social media sites seriously mess with their ability to develop all-important concentration skills, not to mention the social skills that are hampered along the way. But even when parents realize they need to put the brakes on all those emails, g-chats, skyping and Facebook-ing they don’t know how they can.

Sure you can try to set limits but they are tough to enforce unless you’re willing to sit by Junior’s side for hours at a time and monitor what’s going on. If your kid needs to use the computer to do his homework, it can be a real struggle to keep him off the sites. They are just too addictive and too available. UNTIL NOW!!

Good news, Mamas! It’s time to take back your power! Now, even if Junior must use the computer to write that very important English paper, and you won’t be home for a couple of hours, you can make sure he stays focused and on track, thanks to an internet blocking system called Freedom. 

It’s easy to purchase and install and the developers describe their brilliant creation like this: “Freedom is a simple productivity application that locks you away from the internet on Mac or Windows computers for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom frees you from distractions, allowing you time to write, analyze, code, or create. At the end of your offline period, Freedom allows you back on the internet. You can download Freedom immediately for 10 dollars, and a free trial is available.”

This tool looks like a winner. And it’s not just the kids who need the structure and support. One friend who writes novels for a living swears by it. Do yourself (and your kids) a favor and regain control of that pesky, annoying and ultimately destructive internet addiction. Who knows what a little uninterrupted study time could do?

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.

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