This software monitors children's activities during their game or program use, limiting their total daily screen time. It surpasses even the strictest parental control.
ChildCentre is equipped with an automatic timer that tracks the amount of time a child spends playing games. Even if an adult is not physically present, the software will automatically end the game session or close the program, depending on the predefined mode, once the time limit is up. Additionally, ChildCentre restricts access to dedicated programs or Windows for the rest of the day.
There are two ways to set up the time control feature. For younger children aged 3-5 years old, dedicated programs mode is recommended. Before a child starts playing, an adult can input specific programs to run within ChildCentre. For older children aged 5-7 years old, absolute time counting mode is recommended. ChildCentre will track the time spent using Windows, and the adult will set the total amount of time a child can use the computer. The child cannot exceed the given time limit.
As the time limit approaches its end, ChildCentre will sound an alert. The program will notify the child with four signals when ten minutes remain and with five signals when there is only five minutes left. When one minute remains, the program will sound six signals, and the last ten seconds will sound ten signals. If the child does not finish the game before time runs out, ChildCentre will close the game, restricting access to it for the rest of the day.
Overall, ChildCentre is an effective software for enabling parents to control and monitor their children's computer usage under limited time constraints to ensure a healthy balance of screen time.
Version 12.0: Mamaging all users' settings. Common password.
Version 9.0: More powerful control in Absolute time counting mode with cc_agent (service)
Version 6.0: Correct multiuser performance with one-time installation
Version 5.0: Correct work for several users for a computer, links work properly
Version 4.2: Some error correction
Version 4.0: New design, better performance
Version 3.4: Possibility to calc absolute time of working with the PC, prompt balloons are applied
Version 3.1: Possibility to exit Windows when time is out and to calc absolute time of working with the PC
Version 2.1: Possibility to launch on Windows Startup
Version 2.0: Automatic minimization and maximization