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Are you a Digiweb fibre customer? FREE Parental Control features are included.

Parents can restrict time online at a device level.

There’s a lot of talk about time spent online these days, with a focus on children and how spending an increasing amount of time on their devices could be impacting their health.

According to an article from the American Academy of Paediatrics, children with small screens in the bedroom get approximately 20 minutes less sleep each night.

Meanwhile, an Irish Medical Journal article found that around 40% of Irish 11-16 year olds displayed characteristics associated with risk of excessive use of Social Networking Sites, contributing to a sedentary lifestyle.

If you’re a parent who’s worried about the time your child is spending online, Digiweb Fibre Broadband with Parental Control could help.

The parental control settings allow you to set how long your child’s devices may have access to the internet. You can set specific times for each device, which means if you have more than one child, you can tailor it to suit each of them.

Digiweb’s Operations Manager, Brendan McGahon, said: “Excessive use of the internet, particularly in the evening before bedtime, is leading to issues such as sleeplessness and even obesity.

“We’re hearing this from our customers, and they want to know how to tackle it best. Digiweb Fibre Broadband with parental controls will give parents the peace of mind they need.”

When you sign up to Digiweb Fibre Broadband, you’ll get an award-winning Fritzbox modem. Setting up the parental controls on the modem only takes a couple of short steps, so it’s well worth taking the time to do this.

And, if you don’t want to stop there, we’ve got loads of other tips for keeping your children safe online, too.

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