Allowing or blocking your child's device usage on weekdays or weekends

You can configure time limits on the devices that your children use. Time limits helps you allow or block your child's device usage for specific time during weekdays or weekend. You can also specify the action that should be taken when your child exceeds the time limit. Based on the option you choose, Norton Family does one of the following:

Based on the option you choose, Norton Family does one of the following:

  • Locks the device your child uses.

  • Allows the child to continue but reports the activity to you.

On Android, Norton Family directly blocks the device when the time limit has reached. However, your children can dial to or receive calls from the allowed contacts that you have set up.

You can set weekday limits for your child using Norton Family website or Norton Family app. The default allowed hours for your child are 2 hours for weekdays and 5 hours for weekends.

You are notified when your children try to change the date, time, or time zone on their device.

To configure time limits for your child's device using Norton Family website

  1. Sign in to Norton Family.

  2. Click House Rules.

  3. Click the picture icon of the child.

  4. On the left pane, click Time and turn on Time supervision.

  5. Select your child's device for which you want to set up time restriction.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • Select the age group that best suits your child.

    • Select Custom to set time restrictions based on your need.

  7. Click on a day and select the total hours per day the child can use the device.

  8. Under Blocked hours, click and drag around the grid to specify the hours that you want to block the child from using the device. To display time in half hour increments, check Display half-hour increments. The light gray blocks represent the timings that are allowed, and the dark gray blocks represent the timings that are blocked.

  9. Repeat Steps 8 and 9 to configure time limits for other days.

  10. Under When the time is up for the child on this device, click one of the following:

    • Block the child from using the device.

    • Report the activity, but let the child continue using the device. If you choose this option, Norton Family sends an email notification to you but allows the child to continue to use the device.

  11. Click Save.

To configure time limits for your child's device using Android device

  1. Sign in to Norton Family app in Parent mode.

  2. Tap the child whom you want to manage.

  3. Go to the RULES tab.

  4. Under General, tap Time supervision.

  5. If Time supervision is turned off, tap the OFF button to turn it on.

  6. Tap your child's device for which you want to set up time restriction.

  7. Under ALLOWED AND BLOCKED HOURS, tap Allowed Hours.

  8. Tap on a day, slide left or right to set the allowed hours per day, and then tap Save.

  9. Tap Blocked Hours, tap on a day, set the time frame during which the child cannot use the device, and then tap Save. To set more time intervals, tap add time frame.

    The light gray blocks represent the timings that are allowed, and the red blocks represent the timings that are blocked.

  10. Under ALLOWED CONTACTS ON DEVICE, choose the contacts that your child can contact if all other contacts are blocked. To add a new contact to the list, click Add contact.

  11. Tap Save.

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DOCID: v40464808_NF_Help_en_us
Operating System: Windows, iOS, Android
Last modified: 08/06/2015