Kids should get one hour of moderate to vigorous activity every day, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Summer is the perfect time for kids to unplug and go outside for their daily dose of running around. But, with so many fun gadgets and smart devices in our homes now a days, it can sometimes be a challenge for parents to get their kids to put their devices down.
So, what can parents do this summer to get their kids off the couch and into the great New England outdoors?
One way parents can do this — without creating a fuss—is by using some of the parenting features built into XFINITY xFi, a new Wi-Fi platform that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find and set their password, trouble shoot issues, pause their children’s devices and more.
With xFi, parents can control the Wi-Fi access that each device on their network home receives. Parents can make individual profiles for each family member, which allows the adult in charge to pause all devices on their network or manage them individually. With a paused network, kids will want to get off the couch and escape to the backyard, beach or park.
Xfinity xFi also allows parents to set limits on Wi-Fi usage by creating time restrictions. For example, a Wi-Fi free hour for kids and teens with iPads and laptops in the house could be created between 2:00pm and 3:00pm. It’s a great way to set up a daily routine during those non-structured days of summer that can sometimes get away from us all.
For more information about how XFINITY xFi can help manage your family’s Wi-Fi usage this summer, click here.
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