How to limit video calls on a kid’s phone on weekends?

You want to make sure your kids are safe and healthy while using their phones. This includes being mindful of how they use video calls, especially on weekends.

Video calls are a great way for kids to stay connected with friends and family. However, they can also be a source of distraction and potential misuse. Too much time spent on video calls can impact sleep, homework, and even real-world social interactions.

By limiting video calls on weekends, you can help your child develop healthy screen time habits and encourage them to engage in other activities, like playing outside, reading, or spending time with family.

Using Built-in Phone Features

You can use the built-in features of your child’s phone to limit video calls on weekends. These features allow you to control app usage, screen time, and other aspects of your child’s phone activity. Here’s how to set these limits:



Steps to Set Limits:

  1. Open your child’s phone’s settings.
  2. Locate the ‘Screen Time’ (iPhone) or ‘Digital Wellbeing’ (Android) section.
  3. Select the ‘App Limits’ or ‘Usage Limits’ option.
  4. Choose the video call app you want to limit.
  5. Set the time limit for the app on weekends. You can choose to set limits for specific days or for the whole weekend.
  6. Save your changes.

Remember to monitor your child’s phone usage regularly and adjust the limits as needed. You can also use these features to set overall screen time limits for your child’s phone, not just for video call apps.

Exploring Parental Control Apps

Exploring Parental Control Apps

Parental control apps can be useful tools for managing your child’s screen time, including limiting video calls on weekends. Here’s a look at some popular options and how they work: