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I never thought my kid would be the one that wants to go on-line and look at things that aren’t a good idea to look at. Yep, that’s my kid so we now have a Circle with Disney device along with a subscription to Circle Go.
The Circle with Disney wirelessly connects to your router and then manages every device in your home. So we are mostly using it to limit my overly curious child.
My husband said the difficult part for us is that we have so many un-named devices that it’s hard to figure out which device is which. When he was setting it up he had to make sure that my device was not affected at all. I HAVE TO BE on-line.
One thing I love about it is that it’s quite easy to just turn the wifi off for specific devices.
In less than five minutes, Circle pairs wirelessly with your router and manages every device in your home — including smartphones, tablets, laptops and gaming systems— and provides a single view of the family’s online experience all from an app.
To Set everything up you download the app Circle Go. The App then puts you in control of everything.
What you control with Disney Circle
1. SET TIME LIMITS
You are able to create daily time limits on apps and popular sites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. My daughter likes to spend all her time on Instagram, so this has been useful to use on her phone.
2. FILTER CONTENT
You can set individual filter levels by age, Pre-K, Kid, Teen, and Adult. For each member of your family and each category has a different set of rules that are filtered.
3. SET A BEDTIME
With Disney Circle you can choose a Bed Time for your family’s devices to avoid late night surfing. My kids have been pretty good about putting their phones and computers down. We allow them to keep their kindles so they can read but that’s the only one. I suppose with this we could even turn off their wifi on their Kindles but what’s the point in that, it would only keep them from getting a new book.
4. PAUSE THE INTERNET
You can pause the internet for a single family member or the whole home. I can’t see us ever pausing the internet for the entire home. Circle manages all the Wi-Fi devices in your home smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, laptops, computers from a single iOS app.
We have a CRAZY set up and it works with ours.