FamilyBase helps parents monitor kid’s technology use

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(KTVI)- Shawn Fields, from Verizon Wireless, talks about a program called FamilyBase to help monitor how children are spending their time using digital devices.

The St. Louis Business Journal recently published a story about parents not being fully aware of how much time their children are spending using digital devices. It also discussed the harm that excessive use can cause to the eyes of young people. I thought this was a relevant opportunity to discuss Verizon`s FamilyBase offering and its parental controls. As a refresher, FamilyBase:

With FamilyBase, parents can monitor and limit calling, texting, app usage, and app purchases, set time restrictions, review contact lists, and set trusted contacts that children can always call and text. FamilyBase also lets parents remotely lock their child`s phone - that`s one way to stop texting at the dinner table.

While FamilyBase lets parents see when and who their child talks to or texts with, as well as when and how long they spend on games and social media, it doesn`t let parents listen in to calls or see social media and texting content.  FamilyBase costs $5 per month for up to 10 lines, and the first month is free. All service features are currently available on Android devices; limited features are available on devices with other operating systems.

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