Do you often worry if your child is on their phone or tablet when they are supposed to be asleep at night? I admit I do! I usually have that gut feeling and urge to sneak in their rooms to catch them red handed. The truth is I have caught them more times, than I can count. And I am sure there has been many times, where they heard me coming thanks to the dog and put the devices away before I could get in the bedroom. Seriously, I know most people would say, “Why don’t you just take the devices up at night?” I mean that does seem like the reasonable thing to do. However, for many reasons I do try to avoid having to take up devices at night.
One reason is because they use their phones for alarm clocks, and the second reason is because they my husband works at night, and in case of an emergency if he couldn’t get a hold of me for some-odd reason I know one of the kids would pick up. However, that don’t mean I don’t have other restrictions set in place for phone usage during the night but the truth is there are still some restrictions I can’t fully set up like being on social networks and accessing certain apps in until now. Thanks to the new Goodnight app, I know instantly when my kids are using their devices when they’re not supposed to! This way, there is no more trying to sneak in bedrooms and auguring from them trying to convince me other wise.
What is the Goodnight App?
Goodnight is a new app that allows you to monitor your child on their mobile device to help you know when they are on their devices when they shouldn’t be AKA BED TIME. With your account, you can setup your child’s bedtime and wake time. Then you simply install the app on your child’s device, login with your account, and set the device to your child’s name. From that point on the device will be monitored.
Goodnight will alert you if your child is on their mobile device after their assigned bedtime. Think your child is smart enough to remove the application? Once installed and setup, if the app is deleted you will be emailed letting you know that the app’s “heartbeat” has not been received. Better yet if your like me I just turn on restrictions on my Phone so no apps can be deleted with out my secret code..
How to set up the Goodnight App:
Goodnight has to be installed on both parent’s and child’s device. The great thing is the devices don’t have to be the same platform (so iPhone to Android or visa versa). On your device, make your account and be sure to select parent. You will set up your kids’ names, bedtimes and wake times. Then, on your child’s device, sign in the same way you did on your device but choose child from the beginning menu and choose the right child. Watch the video below to watch the full sign up process.
My first thought when I learned about the app was ” I knew it was just a matter of time.” The truth is I have often wished there was a way that I could tell when my kids were on their phones or tablets when they were supposed to be sleeping! I knew, deep down; someone was going to make an app like this because let’s face it; there is almost an app for everything now!! So, trust me when say that I love this app that is totally an understatement. I have been waiting for years now so I was excited but the kids not so much!
Get the Goodnight App:
Download the App today in the iTunes store or Google Play for just $2.99 *You will have to purchase a copy for each device you wish to install Goodnight on. However, ff you are running iOS 8 you can use Family Sharing and not have to pay again for the other devices.*
Enter to win:
That’s right I am giving one lucky winner a $25 iTunes or Google play gift card (winner picks) so you can try the app out yourself free! So, enter below for your chance! This giveaway ends 3/2/2015 @ Noon EST. Winner will only have 48 hours to reply to either winning email, tweet or FB post so be sure to keep your eyes out. I would hate for you to miss out! a Rafflecopter giveaway