The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free for this How to manage your kids devices and pause the internet post.
Circle with Disney offers parents a way to manage their children’s screen time, filter content, make sure they aren’t online instead of sleeping at bedtime, and more. The Circle device itself costs $99 and nothing more to set up and use on your home WiFi network. You can actually pause the internet use on a device- no matter where you are, via the Circle app.
You can use Circle with Disney to reward kids for things- a kid who really struggles with reading, perhaps, might sit and read with no fuss for 30 minutes- maybe you allow an extra 30 minutes of game time. Alternately, if you find yourself perhaps needing a consequence or that the kids are simply not doing what you asked and are spending their summer vacation days online and connected, pop open the app and hit that pause button (see below).
Blogger spouses everywhere may also use this feature to get their spouses offline and in line with their families- I know I’m guilty of checking email or socials far too often, either for clients, sponsors, or new campaigns coming in. I know it frustrates my family, and I try to be aware, but you know what? Even parents need a time out reminder sometimes! I should reword the first sentence of this post to say that Circle with Disney offers families a way to manage their family screen time, period.
Laura Smith says
This is would come in handy for my 15 year old teen who just can’t drop her phone and rest! Great article Brett.
Mimi Green says
This is the most strict filter setting device I’ve ever seen. The system I was using before is nothing compared to this. I need to get with the Circle.
I love Circle with Disney! It is beneficial in helping me in filtering out unsavory content as well as having my children take a break from their devices.
Mary Edwards says
I love this! So needed for the teens and tweens in my house. Circle sounds great.
I love that this device allows you to limit screen time. Great tool to get the kids outdoors and enjoy summer!
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
We have been talking about getting one of these. I love how you can set limits!
Victoria Heckstall says
Circle would be perfect to my nephews and nieces! It’s really hard to limit their devices especially at night.
Karlyn Cruz says
Circle is really amazing and perfect for kids! It would be easier as a mom to limit or manage their apps and devices.
I think that’s great. It’s funny my kids listen to alarms and charts and things like this without complaint more than they listen to my own voice. This would be great for our family.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
It’s totally an awesome app to get for you and your family. It has all the best features and it does its job well.
Summer is out and kids are entertaining themselves with a lot of devices. It does need to be monitored or they will become internet junkies so good there is something like this to help track and control usage for kids.
Chubskulit Rose says
I have seen a lot of good things about this Circle with Disney. I would love to get it now that my kids are off from school.
I’m sure the twins will hate the Bedtime feature. It’s really a struggle to keep the kids off their devices.
I don’t have kids so I don’t need the Disney Circle but I have friends who would love this!! Great post!!
With so many devices that can help monitor screen time, it’s really difficult to know which ones work and which ones you can trust. I love that Circle carries the Disney name which makes it a no brainer when it comes to dealing with screen time management.
I would love one of these! As much as I try to monitor screen time, it is just a difficult thing to do. I have to constantly keep up with remembering things like time limits.
Joely Smith says
I have heard so many glowing reviews and comments about this product! I totally think it is worth the small monthly fee too with all of the benefits you get from it!
Claudia Krusch says
Circle with Disney is an amazing product. It will be so helpful this summer with the kids. I will have to share this with all my friends with kids.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Circle sounds amazing. My kids give me such a hard time about getting off of their devices.
This is the third time I have seen something about this Circle thing. Sounds like a great thing to control and keep track of what everyone is doing on the electronics.
We really really love it. I even gave myself a bedtime so I’m not tempted to stay up till 2 am working social media stuff.