How do I limit access to online Games?2019-10-08T14:20:03+00:00
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How do I limit access to online Games?

You can limit your kids from spending too much time on online games by applying specific Filters to their devices. You can block access totally or you can set times at which your children are allowed to access certain online games. Here is how you do it.

Using your iKydz app…

1. Create a Filter List for your child

Create Filter Lists to block or limit your children’s access to online games:

  • Click ‘Filters
  • Click the ‘ADD FILTER LIST‘ button
  • Select the ‘Name‘ field and rename the Filter List to one that you will recognise (e.g. Kate’s Filter List)
  • Next, click on ‘Filter List‘ – our  list of pre-loaded social media apps, websites, adult content, online games will be shown
  • Scroll to the app or website that you want to limit and click the ‘Allowed‘ button beside it to change access to ‘Not Allowed‘ – note that this will block the app/website 24/7 – to apply time limits to the app/website, check out section 2 below.
  • Click the Save button (checkmark, top right hand corner)

2. Set up Schedules

Create time schedules for apps & websites in your Filter Lists to allow your children access to online games only at certain times:

  • In your Filter List, beside the app you wish to limit access to, select the Clock Symbol next to the ‘Allowed / Not Allowed’ button
  • You can now apply a time schedule to that app/website
  • Select the time slot period and days of the week during which there will be NO access to that app/website
  • Click the Save button (checkmark, top right hand corner)
  • Click the Save button again to bring you back to the ‘Edit Filter List’ menu
  • Now Click ‘Apply to Device/s
  • You will be presented with a list of the devices connected to your iKydz network*
  • Click the toggle button ‘Unselected‘ beside the device to which you want to apply the Filter List – this will now change to ‘Selected‘.
  • Click the Save button (checkmark, top right hand corner)

Congratulations! You have now created the Filter List, created Schedules for apps/websites and applied it to the device. Note that you can only apply 1 Filter List to each device.

*If you have both iKydz WiFi (Home or Pro) and iKydz Mobile, you will need to make sure that you apply the appropriate Filter List to your child’s device in both the WIFI tab and in the Mobile tab

Using your iKydz Customer Portal…

1. Create a Filter List for your child:

  • Login to your iKydz Customer Portal
  • Click ‘Filters‘ from the main menu
  • Click ‘Add New Filter List‘ on the right-hand side – our  list of pre-loaded social media apps, websites, adult content, online games will be shown
  • Select the ‘Name‘ field and rename the Filter List to one that you will recognise (e.g. Kate’s Filter List)
  • Scroll to the app or website that you want to limit and tick the checkbox beside it to apply the filter – note that this will block access to the app/website 24/7 – to apply time limits to the app/website, check out section 2 below.
  • Apply any other filters that you want to by ticking the appropriate checkboxes
  • Click ‘Save

2. Set up Schedules

Create time schedules for apps & websites in your Filter Lists to control the time spent on online games:

  • Click on the calendar symbol on the right-hand-side
  • You can now apply a time schedule to that app/website
  • Select the time slot period and days of the week during which there will be NO access to that app/website
    • Start Time represents the time from which the app/website will not be accessible
    • End Time represents when the Time Schedule is completed (and when access to the app/website is available again)
    • Checkmarks beside the Days of the Week determines on what days the Schedule will apply
    • You can apply up to 2 Time Slots per app/website Schedule – this means you can select 2 distinct periods in a day when the app/website is accessible for your child (e.g. a period in the morning, and a period later in the evening)
  • Click ‘Save +
  • Now, Apply the Filter List with Schedules to your child’s device(s) by:
    • Navigating to either ‘WIFI Devices’ or ‘Mobile Devices’*
    • Select the device to which you want to apply the Filter List with Schedules
    • Open the ‘Apply Filter‘ tab
    • Click the ‘Apply Filter +‘ button
    • Choose the Filter List that you want to apply from the drop-down list
    • Click ‘Save

Congratulations! You have now created the Filter List, created Schedules for apps/websites and applied it to the device. Note that you can only apply 1 Filter List to each device.

*If you have both iKydz WiFi (Home or Pro) and iKydz Mobile, you will need to make sure that you apply the appropriate Filter List to your child’s device in both the WIFI tab and in the Mobile tab.

1. Choose the apps/websites 2. Apply the Schedules

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