Circle with Disney gives parents control of online access for their kids. The new product created by Jelani Memory, Lance Charlish and Tiebing Zhang aims to give parents complete control of their children’s activity in the online world.
The $100 box can help parents monitor children’s internet usage and browsing every minute of every day. Built-in parental control on existing devices are already being used by parents that are concerned by what their kids do on the internet, but the systems in place have limitations and tech-savvy children can often times figure out ways to by-pass them altogether.
The Circle with Disney white box is compatible with iOS apps and offers parents “complete control” over their children’s internet usage. What that means is that the product offers parents the possibility to filter online content that their children have access to, set timers for internet supply to their kid’s devices, block adds, manage the devices that can or can’t connect to the internet and check insights as well as monitor the browsing and usage history .
In order to gain access to the service and use Circle with Disney, a device only needs to be allowed access to the router. The commands such as timers or restricted websites can be set afterwards using the product’s mobile app, which parents can download for free from the App Store.
Circle with Disney’s Kickstarter page explains that the device offers people the possibility to not only monitor what their families do online but also decide how kids can spend their time on the internet by offering options such as advanced filters that offer a wide range of possibilities and time managing systems as well as extensive information about the family’s internet activities.
Parents can see more than the browsing history using this product. It also shows them when, where and how the network was used. While the product isn’t by far the first of its kind and there are many options available on the market already, the Cyrcle with Disney box has the advantage that it is very easy to operate.
The fact that parents will find the device easy to understand and operate could give Disney’s new product the advantage over other competing devices. And while the technical options it offers are great and the amount of control parents get by using it is improved as well, simplicity isn’t the only edge the Circle with Disney box will have.
Perhaps the most important factor to aid the device in becoming one of the most effective devices of its kind is that it’s being marketed by Disney, and kids are more likely to accept parental control over their browsing options if their favorite characters on TV tell them to.
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