As we predicted years ago, there is now mounting pressure on manufacturers and developers to provide adequate controls in their products to assist parents in teaching responsible use of technology.
We think the answer is not blanket bans, and it’s not to increase fear or offer half-hearted controls to parents. The answer is to allow and enjoy the addictive and fun nature of these games, devices and social media, but to teach children responsibility in using these tools. They shouldn’t be made to feel guilty about gaming, they should feel like they can get their homework done, unload the dishwasher, take out the trash and get ahead in their assignment, and then relax and enjoy guilt-free gaming, play football and enjoy social media. It’s about teaching moderation and self-control.
In December 2017, Times France takes phones away from tech-addicted teenagers and in January 2018 Apple investors call for action over iPhone ‘addiction’ among children and there has been more commentary on how addictive social networks are to children: Facebook Messenger Kids Is Like Cigarettes for Children.
More recently, Stanford students put down their iPhones to protest Apple not doing enough to curb device addiction, and just yesterday it was reported by several news outlets that a UK minister is drafting a new law to enforce mandated time limits on social media access for children. Ref: Government should impose screen time limits for children on social media, minister suggests .
The Allow2 mission is to provide the tools to industry to remove fear and guilt in allowing gaming and social network usage. By using our patented platform, web site owners, social media companies, gaming and application developers, device and console manufacturers and providers of home automation solutions can all use and offer the most advanced and simple parental freedom platform completely free in their products. The platform is specifically aimed at 2 holistic approaches that combine to provide a natural teaching tool.
Firstly, the onus is placed on the child to do most of the work, if children want something changed, they initiate the requests and do the configuration. They are empowered to manage their time and their chores, etc, and the parent is freed of the “parental control syndrome” where they give up because it’s “just too hard”.
Secondly, the platform simplifies parental controls for time-poor parents using a patented approach. By reducing the number of interactions required, parents gain back more time and remove friction and guilt all at the same time. They feel more relaxed about providing access to social networks and gaming without worrying they are creating or feeding a monster.
We are calling on everyone to engage with us to solve this problem now. Manufacturers and developers don’t need to spend thousands and hundreds of thousands on developing their own isolated rudimentary solutions, they can save that money. They don’t have to fear government legislation forcing them to incur this expense, they can proactively solve it for free now. Everyone in the industry can now embed this revolutionary solution right now for free.
By taking the bull by the horns, by adopting a new free global solution to your products, you will be seen as a leader in your field, reduce costs and avoid the problems altogether.
Help families reduce friction and stress and allow them to enjoy guilt free technology.