Placing a control on WiFi usage is important especially if you have kids at home. Let's explore some of the options available using mobile apps.
On average, American teenagers spend about 9 hours consuming media per day which can be worrying to many parents who suspect that their teen's studies and home-based activities would be neglected. One of the steps of being a great parent is to take active measures to make sure that your kids spend time more productively as opposed to spending countless hours in front of a screen. It is equally important to monitor their activities and ensure they don't consume content that is generally deemed inappropriate for kids. As such, one of the best ways to control it is by monitoring Internet usage and the links accessed through the home router. Alternatively, there are other mechanisms to control access to WiFi such as constantly changing passwords, enabling Internet filters, and restricting hours of usage.
Depending on your device, there are various controls that it could offer to manage and control the use of data bandwidth. Native mobile operating systems of popular devices also provides you with an option to optimize the data usage to ensure you don't exceed the bandwidth. It also provides the option of setting up daily WiFi data usage limits to ensure your kids stay within those limits. It can also be set to send push notifications each time you exceed this limit. To save time, you could also consider installing an app such as GlassWire that monitors, controls, and restricts the bandwidth and Internet speed. Additionally, you could use FamilyLink which offers more controlling options even if you are not in the same location.
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