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BBC Radio 4's "You and Yours" programme have just had an item all about children and teenagers using computers. It's prompted me to get "AppTimer.net" available online...
AppTimer.net is a little computer program I've been using with my kids for a few years now.
It helps you to manage how much time they spend on the computer. You give them, say, an hour a day of time on Internet Explorer, and once they start using Internet Explorer AppTimer.net starts counting down the hour. They get a warning when the time's nearly up, and then at the hour Internet Explorer is shut down, and can't start again til the next day.
They'll hate you for a day or two when you install this, so make sure you have a decent conversation with them about why you're doing it. One day, they'll be glad you did it, and they'll thank you. You'll be glad every day, when you actually get a chance to talk to them.
It's still in BETA form (the network communication part of it works but not perfectly), and it's FREE, and you can get it here: http://www.maynardsgroovytunes.co.uk/store/apptimer-net-kids-computer-timer-beta.html
There are more pictures on the website: apptimer.net
Hope it helps - just email via the contact form for support.
I've made a small app for our home computers that manages the time the kids spend surfing etc...
And I'm now working on packaging it up so that everyone can have it!
It's called "AppTimer.net" and there's a preview at, yes, you've guessed it, AppTimer.net
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