Out­smart Your Teen with Tech

Your kids may be more adept with their smart­phones and com­put­ers, but you can still out­smart them with tech­nol­ogy to en­cour­age health­ier habits.

Family Circle - - HEALTH -


En­force safe driv­ing with a tracker that plugs into the car and pro­vides au­dio alerts from a smart­phone app for things like speed­ing and hard break­ing. Opt to get email no­ti­fi­ca­tions of those ac­tiv­i­ties as well as driv­ing past cur­few or trav­el­ing to a spe­cific lo­ca­tion. Dash­mo­bile.co, de­vices range from $10 to $99

Cir­cle with Dis­ney

Pause in­ter­net ac­cess for cer­tain peo­ple or the whole house­hold so your kid isn’t stay­ing up stream­ing videos and play­ing on­line games. Or set time lim­its for apps and web­sites on dif­fer­ent de­vices. Buy a Cir­cle Home (meet­cir­cle.com, $99) or see if your Net­gear router has it built in (net­gear .com/cir­cle, $5 per month for pre­mium Wi-fi con­trols).

Puro Lim­iter

At­tach this au­dio cable to any 3.5 mm head­phone jack and the vol­ume won’t go above 85 deci­bels (any higher can lead to hear­ing loss). Purosound.com, $20

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