Use Habyts’ Play Time feature to grant your kids time-limited access to the Internet and their games, apps and other software. Your kids can choose when to apply their Play Time allowance. When it is used up, their access will be blocked... although you may choose to let them extend their basic allocation by exchanging some of the Points they’ve earned for Bonus Play Time.
For a quick overview of your child’s Play Time allowance, select their account in the Status bar. The 'Today' panel shows exactly how much Play Time they have available in the 'Allowance set Today' (along with other details).
To review and update your child's Play Time in your Parent Dashboard in more detail, click the 'Play Time Limits' option in the 'Time' tab:
- Play Time Limits - Set the amount of time per day your child can use their device for Play or recreational use within a schedule.
- Bonus Time Limits - This is whether you want your child to use points they have earned for extra screen time and for how long.
- Five more minutes - This option gives your child an extra 5 minutes everyday unless you do not want them to.
Habyts implementation of the Play Time feature is one of the most important differences between our software and other screen time solutions. Because we believe that the aim of education should be to promote responsible behavior, our solution ensures excellent parental controls while allowing your kids flexibility and autonomy. In particular, responsibility for starting Play Time is given to the child rather than the parent... unlike competing products.