Now tablets, phones and PCs have to be removed to ensure that they’re not spending all their free time glued to a screen. But positive reinforcement is another option and that’s where Kudoso's router software comes in.
Kudoso lets you set tasks for your children that are worth points, which can then be used to “buy” internet time. Authorised sites can be given a price, so if you prefer them spending time on educational sites you can make them less expensive than the likes of Facebook, for example. The software also doubles as a general parental control tool.
The project is currently being Kickstarted and has a $50,000 goal. A pledge of $89 will get you the software, which works with selected routers, while a pledge of $119 will get you a certified router too.
There’s no guarantee that the kids won’t be the first to work out how to manipulate the system, of course, so you may have to resort to good old fashioned methods.