5 tips for using the Gametimer:
Your child usually goes to bed at 9:00 pm,
but he/she is watching a movie that ends at 9:10 pm.
How do you deal with that?
1. Give responsibility
With a little “leeway” the Gametimer will be quickly accepted. Children are responsible for their own screen time within set limits. They can decide for themselves when they want to use their screen time. This takes some getting used to for everyone, but children learn quickly.
2. Determine the maximum daily screen time
Do you find it difficult to determine the average amount of screen time your child can have per day? To help you, we have written an article explaining the maximum recommended screen time for children. The advice is given in minutes per age.
3. Create support
To create support it is important to make agreements together, so that both parent and child agree. By letting children think about these agreements, they become more aware of their screen time and learn to plan better.
4. Increase awareness
The goal of Gametimer is awareness. Children learn that pausing and stopping are part of gaming and screen use. Don’t pay too much attention if the Gametimer is not used once during your absence. In the statistics, you can see the play times for the past 7 days.
5. Create structure together
Agreeing on gaming and screen time is not easy. This is mainly because children do not have fixed times. If you put a good program in the Gametimer, your child will easily be able to plan his daily screen time. Want to know more about how the Gametimer works and how to set it up properly? See manual.