ACTIVATE YOUR SCREENCOACH ACCOUNT
Go to myscreencoach.com, press login in the top menu, and then press the “Activate ScreenCoach” button to create your ScreenCoach account.
Follow the prompts to set yourself up and have a look around.
NOTE: You can only register with the email you used on the payment page.
INTRODUCING SCREENCOACH TO YOUR FAMILY.
We know you’re super keen to get your kids using ScreenCoach, but chances are your kids aren’t so keen. The way you introduce it is a key to its success.
We have written a guide with 5 steps to help your kids embrace ScreenCoach.
Time to call a family meeting!
It’s about a 10 minute read, but it will save you a lot of time (and tears!) later on.
WATCH THE DEMO VIDEO BELOW – THEN INSTALL SCREENCOACH APPS ON THE DEVICES YOU WANT TO MANAGE.
Using the account details created in Step 1,
Download mobile apps from Google Play and Apple mobile App Stores.
Download Mac & PC Apps by clicking on the button below.
ScreenCoach Demo Video
ScreenCoach is packed with loads of features that can help you achieve your goals with balancing your kids’ screen time.
This video demonstrates how ScreenCoach manages screen time time and App Blocking and Unblocking.
It gives you a great overview of how these features work and will help you with your set up.
So grap a cuppa, sit back, relax, and get ready to start learning all about the amazing features that our app has to offer!
How does ScreenCoach Work?
ScreenCoach is an App which needs to be installed on all computers and devices you would like to manage.
It measures the time your child or children spend across their devices. Once their allowed time is up, they need to go and complete activities set by you in order to earn tokens which automatically translate into more screen time (or pocket money) for them.
Everything is completely customisable by you and can be edited at any time.
If you would like to manage the TV and anything connected to it (eg. Playstation, XBox, Netflix, Foxtel etc.), you can purchase a ScreenCoach box, but it needs to work with a valid ScreenCoach Subscription.
Does ScreenCoach block my kids from using their devices?
Yes! When the child has run out of time and has no tokens left, or if they are outside their allowed playing time (set with modes), they will be blocked on mobile devices and PC’s. For iPhones & iPads you need iOS 15 or later.
As per Apple’s & Google’s screen time policy on mobile phones, children will still be able to use messages and be able to use the phone for phone calls.
They will also be able to open ScreenCoach App so they can access their activity list to see what they can do to earn Tokens & Gems.
When they earn more Tokens this will unlblock their device (if during an allowed time slot)
If you have purchased the ScreenCoach box to manage the TV and anything connected to it (such as a gaming console – eg. XBox or PS4), it will also block the TV when not allowed to use it.
How do I install ScreenCoach?
After paying for your ScreenCoach subscription and setting up your account at manage.myscreencoach.com, you then need to install the Apps on the devices you would like to manage.
Click the “Downloads” button at the top of this page for the links to install on Mac and PC.
Mobile Apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
What devices does ScreenCoach manage?
ScreenCoach Desktop & Mobile Apps can be installed on most recent Apple iPhones & iPads (iOS 15 and later), Android Smart Phones & Tablets, Laptops and PC’s.
The optional ScreenCoach Hardware Box can be plugged into a TV or a Computer Monitor and will manage the TV itself as well as anything connected to that TV – PlayStation, XBox, Foxtel, DVD player, Apple TV.
What does the ScreenCoach Hardware Box do and how can I get one?
The ScreenCoach Hardware Box is an optional addition to the ScreenCoach Apps.
It manages the TV (or a computer monitor) and anything connected to it via a HDMI port.
You can purchase a ScreenCoach box here NOTE: it needs a current ScreenCoach Subscription to operate.
What if my kids won't co-operate or refuse to use ScreenCoach
It is important you collaborate with your kids before introducing ScreenCoach to come to some agreement before installing. We have created a document to help you to introduce ScreenCoach into your family.
You may want to start with giving the child unlimited time to simply measure their screen time before you start limiting the time and offering the bonuses for activities or any additional features.
We have also created an article with 10 most common objections your kids might have to ScreenCoach and what you can say to their objections.
Watch this amazing interview with Dr Demartini on collaborating with your kids and comminicating with them in a way that is meaningful to them,
What if my kids quit or try to bypass ScreenCoach ?
ScreenCoach is a Parenting Aid, the following items below will help you determine if the kids are not “playing fair”
- If you have app blocking enabled, and the app is not running, they won’t be able to open any apps until they reopen ScreenCoach
- On iPhones & iPads (if you have an Apple family set up and linked), they can’t delete ScreenCoach app without the parents’ Apple Password
- You will get a notification to let you know that the device is offline (because in the background, ScreenCoach sends a tiny update to the ScreenCoach server to say “I am running”). If we don’t get these updates, we send you a push notification or an email to let you know.
- When you open the ScreenCoach app as a parent user you will get a message on your main page if there are any devices that need fixing! Then Click to navigate to the device record and it will tell you what is wrong and give you a link on how to fix it.
- Each night at 10:30, you will also get an email listing any devices that are not configured correctly – this includes if the App isn’t running in the background or if the child has quit the App.