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A TV and Video Game Odometer

Do you know how long you or your children spend watching TV or playing video games? You'd be surprised at how long the typical teenager spends playing video games.

I think most people today don't, so today's Idea of the Day is a TV and Video Game Odometer setting that measures how long you watch TV or play video games, so families can make smart choices for how much time they spend using the TV.

Game Consoles With Mandatory Break Time

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What would kids do with their spare time if their game console forced them to take a break when they play too long?


It's hard for working parents to keep track of the amount of time their kids spent playing video games. While some game consoles have the ability to set parental controls, they don't have a system to limit the AMOUNT of time their kids play.

Game consoles need easy access parental controls that let parents either set a specific limit on the number of hours they can play per day, or the number of minutes between mandatory breaks.

Mandatory breaks could force kids to find something else to do, leading to better non-gaming habits.


This gives kids an opportunity to go outside and get some exercise. Who knows? Maybe some of them will open a book once in... [More]

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A Parental Control App for Video Games.

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You're in your office 50 miles away. Junior's been playing that game for 9 hours straight, even though he promised to work on that book report. Thank goodness you've got a remote control App on your phone.


That sounds too good to be true, but since every game today is connected to the Internet, it would be pretty easy for game companies to create a parental control that you could monitor and control from the web or even your smart phone.

To be full featured it should be able to:

1. Set start and stop times, so you can give them time to finish their homework, and insure they can't play at night.

2. Set limits on the total playing time, so you can make sure they won't play more than a pre-set amount each day.

3. Set session time limits, so you can insure they take bre... [More]

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