New router will reward kids for doing chores with internet time

News

New router will reward kids for doing chores with internet time
It used to be very easy to limit the amount of time that a kid could spend on the internet; simply pick up the phone every now and again and they were disconnected. And if they tried to reconnect, the modem would sing the song of its people.

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.



New router will reward kids for doing chores with internet time on ClickOnline.com
About this author

mark@clickonline.com
Staff Writer
Recent Articles by this author
29 September, 2016
Director Antoine Fuqua has been doing a great job in recent years with hits like...
29 September, 2016
Gears of War 4 is coming soon, and it's going to kick off with an extended prologue....
26 September, 2016
If you thought Snapchat was all about social messaging your information is so last...
16 September, 2016
If you’re budgeting your time for future game releases, you may want to leave...