It is remarkable how technology has come a long way. Even more remarkable is that it is constantly evolving! Technology is even replacing even the simplest forms of entertainment. Needless to stay, children are using technology in many areas of their lives more than ever. The digital age that we now live in has come with its fair share of unprecedented challenges and risks. I appreciate how far we’ve come in technology, yet I cannot ignore the fact that there are pitfalls lurking around every corner of the web.
Some of these pitfalls can be an innocent search that leads to something that’s not so innocent. It can also be via social media, which has given bullies a virtual platform to cause harm to others. Taking these factors into consideration, I didn’t feel comfortable when my children first started using the web. While I always monitor their online activity, it’s virtually impossible for me to be with my children every second when they’re using the internet. That’s where the Circle with Disney comes into the picture.
Circle with Disney
Circle with Disney sets limits for screen time, rewards positive behavior, filters content, and monitors online activity. A filter level can be set up for each family member of the household, according to age group (Pre-K, Kid, Teen, and Adult). WiFi can be completely shut down altogether, making it easier to reconnect with family by unplugging from technology. All can be done with the Circle with Disney app without additional software. The device, itself, is effortlessly easy to set up without being obtrusive in the least. In less than five minutes, Circle with Disney pairs wirelessly with your router and manages every device in your home. This includes smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gaming systems.
The Benefits of Circle with Disney
Check out where your family spends their time online by platform, category, and website. With Insights, you can see the total time spent online and where either by
day, week, or month!
Create a bedtime for each family member and their devices. Simply set a bedtime, when the devices will disconnect from the internet, and an awake time, for when the devices
Set filters with four preset age levels that enable customization by platform, app, and category. Choose one that matches each family member’s age and interests to filter
Set daily time limits for each family member on any app, platform or category you want. Customize how much time your kids spend on any given platform and even set a total online time for the day.
The Circle with Disney device is $99.99 and doesn’t require an additional fee to set up and use on your home WiFi network. You can use all of the settings for your kids’ devices that they have at home, which can be extended to 4G LTE and any other WiFi network that they join outside the home with Circle Go. Circle Go is available via monthly subscription for $9.95 for up to 10 devices.
I need Circle in my life! I have three kids. That’s really all I need to say about that, isn’t it? LOL Three kids…
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That sounds like an awesome device! I could definitely use this in my home. One of the biggest challenges is limiting screen time. It is hard even with things like timers or telling the kids they need to be done at a certain time.
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I really really like this. We use something similar with our ipads for limiting screen time. Over the summer months I’m a little more lenient because I work from home and they have to be entertained, but we do a variety of activities to keep the screen time down like summer reading programs. What a great thing Disney made!
This is wonderful to know about. No more setting the timer and hear the kids whine and complain that they didn’t get enough time. Can even be used when I am not around.
We have been talking about getting one of these! I learned about it last year at the Disney Social Media Moms conference. I love the filters and time limits!
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This Circle with Disney app sounds fantastic. I will have to share this with my friends with kids. The app will be a big help.
I’ve never heard of Circle with Disney but I love everything about it. I have a 5 year old and a 12 year old. Their internet use is drastically different but I need to monitor both.
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This seems like a great device for people with kids. I don’t have kids, but I know tons of people who would love this app, and it would definitely make their life easier.
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I absolutely LOVE this! I love the idea of rewarding play time and watch time for good behavior too! It looks so easy to navigate as well which is a HUGE plus!
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I have heard really good things about the Disney Circle. I don’t have kids but I will definitely tell my friends with kids about this!!
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My daughter struggles with limiting screen time with her twins. I think she could use this device.
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I’m pretty sure that my son will surely love this Disney app. This sounds a big help. Would love to try it.
This is awesome for those planning to have a fabulous time in Disney. I will check out Circle.
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I think Disney is pretty innovative for coming up with this. I just gave my nephew a smart phone and he is addicted to it so this would be good to help manage his screen time!
Control everything within the app, that’s just pure awesome and it’s convenient for parents. I’ve been eyeing this ever since I heard about it and I think it’s amazing!
I was just reading about this Disney Circle device the other day! That is pretty neat that it helps you track device usage in the household.
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I NEED this so bad! With 2 teens, a tween, and a 9 year old, I definitely need to monitor them closer. Thanks for the info
Another great tool to use to help monitor and control – we watch what our kids do online, but we can’t be everywhere, always with 5 kids.
Our family loves Disney Circle and can’t get enough of all their features! Perf for every home and family.
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What an awesome idea! I can’t wait until we’re parents so we can buy awesome things like this haha!