What makes the Gametimer unique?
The principle of the Gametimer is based on parents and their children working together. Firstly, clear rules about the daily maximum screen time and mandatory breaks are established together. Parents can then add these agreements to the app and monitor them, while the children take responsibility over the Gametimer. By giving them this responsibility and freedom, children learn to deal with their maximum daily screen time in an educational manner. The Gametimer has been designed in such a way that children of all ages can easily use it. Everything has been thought of:
- Robust and solid design
- Compatible with all screens
- Bluetooth connection with the app
- No buttons
The dangers of too much screen time
On average children spend more than 7 hours per day in front of a screen. Too much screen time can lead to troubles with eyesight, lack of sleep, headaches, obesity and even loss of social skills. Many parents believe their child is addicted to gaming, while scientific research shows only 1-2% of children are actually addicted. But are you convinced that your child’s screen time is out of control nonetheless, and do you want to change this? Then the solution is the Gametimer!
Children and gaming: the benefits
Contrary to what many parents think, there is nothing wrong with your child playing games from time to time. Even more so, scientific research has shown that occasional gaming also has several benefits. For example, gaming teaches children to collaborate with others as part of a team, deal with loss in competitive settings and creates improved spatial insight. Additionally, it stimulates their imagination and teaches children to read, speak and write better English. In other words, don’t forget the benefits that playing games can have for your child.
Find the right balance together
In order to combine the best of both worlds, it is important to find the right balance. Therefore start with a good basis and, together with your child, come to an agreement about how to best manage screen time. Simply allow the Gametimer to do the rest! This way, you can protect your child from spending too much time in front of a screen, while you and your child profit from the benefits of both the Gametimer and gaming in general.