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limiting childs ipad usage

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Jan 28, 2013 11:01 AM

My son sneaks his ipad at night and watches tv or looks at you tube videos for hours when he is supposed to be sleeping.  Is there a way to limit the wifi capabilities to prevent this from happening?  Turning off the wifi and going to airport mode doesn't work he's on to those tricks.  I'm hoping there is an app or something that might allow wifi for a predetermined amount of time each day.  Any suggestions?

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  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:02 AM (in response to jgavs)

    Unplug the router? Lock up the iPad?

  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:04 AM (in response to jgavs)

    This is going to sound condescending, I know... but take it away from him at night? Keep it in your bedroom or a place he can't get at? Give him consequences if you catch him using it at night?

    As a school teacher who advises parents on proper technology use, these are the approaches I try to give out instead of pure technology solutions.

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to jgavs)

    As the others said, the best answer is to take it away.  Other options...


    There are no "nanny" apps that I'm aware of, but I could be wrong.


    If you connect his iCloud account to your AppleID, you can go to the iCloud site and lock the device. 


    You should be able to log into your wireless router and lock out that device (exactly how you do this will depend on the details of your router). 

  • Mark Petereit Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to jgavs)

    A nicely constructed pine paddle applied judiciously to his backside can work wonders.

  • NFLfan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2013 8:17 PM (in response to jgavs)

    A new app called Parentkit for iPhone is available at the apple app store that allows you to control (disable, schedule) apps, safari and videos on your child's iPhone remotely from your own device.  We've been using it for a few weeks and it works great.


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