New iPhone App Helps Families Limit Time Kids Spend in Front of TV

By on Jan 6, 2011 at 5:17 am

Salt Lake City, Utah – Providing solutions for parents who want to reduce the amount of time their children spend in front of the television or computer every day, ScreenTime was created to assist families in channeling their children’s time into more productive, healthy activities. Available from the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod touch, the application tracks the minutes each child interacts with the television, computer, or games every day and encourages the children to spend less time watching television and playing on the computer and more time doing other activities.

Katie Van Dijk, mother of four children and ScreenTime user, said she knew she needed an application that would help her schedule her children’s television and computer time. “One afternoon my son spent the entire afternoon – from lunch until dinner – watching television. That’s when I knew I needed to do something. I felt like my kids were wasting way too much time that could be utilized more productively. After investigating several applications, I found ScreenTime to be easy-to-use, completely customizable, and most of all, fun! I feel now like my kids know my expectations daily and are motivated to do other things, too.”

Van Dijk is also impressed with the options and capabilities of ScreenTime. “I have been able to track all my children’s interactions with their video games – every day.”

Rod Liberal, President and CEO of ScreenTime, says the thinking behind ScreenTime is simple. “Essentially, kids are able to bank their time and trade those minutes for customized rewards. In turn, they learn delayed gratification and long-term savings concepts. Some studies show that children in the United States watch an average of three or four hours of television every day, my own kids included. That’s why we created ScreenTime.”

ScreenTime allows parents to set up a daily allowance of minutes of screen time for each child. It enables the parents to track when and where each minute is being spent with an easy-to-use, intuitive iPhone application. Kids are also able to “earn” more television and computer time by doing chores, completing school work, helping a sibling, or by any other means determined appropriate by the parent.

“The very best part about the application is it is fully customizable,” continued Liberal. The screens, tasks, rewards, and time allowances can all be modified by the parent or guardian to suit the needs of the family.”

Liberal’s own children’s time managing experience helped create the concept behind ScreenTime. The application is centered around a parent or guardian’s ability to help children combine all of their daily media interactions into one single system. “ScreenTime is not just a time tracker. It’s a tool that gives parents and children consistent and reasonable daily expectations for watching tv and playing video games.”

About ScreenTime:
ScreenTime is an innovative new iPhone application that tracks the minutes each child interacts with the television or computer every day. It encourages children to spend less time watching television and more time doing other more productive, healthy activities.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 1.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ScreenTime 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. For more information, please visit ScreenTime online.

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  • Lynn

    Cool!!!! We’ve been waiting for something like this 4EVER!!!