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Kids addicted to their iPads

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CharlieV1988 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:49:16

What can you do about it? Has anyone done anything drastic like putting in a climbing wall or installing a lock box so that you stop them from using them for a certain amount of time every day?

notamummy10 Wed 06-Jul-16 16:51:56

Limit the time they spend on it... Then place them in a safe or a lockable cupboard!

How much time are they spending on them?

MarthaElf Wed 06-Jul-16 17:12:06

There are apps that mean they can only use it for a certain amount of time each day.

isthistoonosy Wed 06-Jul-16 17:19:09

How old are the kids and how much are they using them?

CharlieV1988 Wed 06-Jul-16 17:23:29

Oh, that's really interesting. Do you know what they are called?

MarthaElf Wed 06-Jul-16 18:29:29

Theres one called Screen Time Parental Control by Screen Time Labs showing on istore although I haven't tried it. Put parental control in the store search.

I just googled and it says ios 8 has a guided access setting which you can set time limits on.

JustAOneOffToday Wed 06-Jul-16 18:38:35

We had to change the rules to no iPad except on the weekend. At first there was a LOT of complaint, but now they accept it. You just have to be a parrot for a while!

Pendu Wed 06-Jul-16 18:55:16

Cold turkey - the soon forget, especially in the summer. I just took it away and that was that. Limiting time wasn't an option, it just made them whinge every day when I took it so I couldn't be bothered.

JackieAndHyde4eva Wed 06-Jul-16 18:56:52

I say "turn it off now" and they do. Or they dont get on it for a week. I've never had to ban them for a week wink

SisterViktorine Wed 06-Jul-16 19:03:14

How old are they?

MrsPatrickDempsey Wed 06-Jul-16 19:54:54

I use the ourpact app where you register each device then you are either programme the wifi to go off and on or over ride and turn it off.

uhoh2016 Wed 06-Jul-16 21:20:15

My dc go through phases where they are glued to it as much as possible then they get fed up and it could be 6 weeks before its picked up again.

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