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Tech Activities that Help Connect Families

Today’s kids are among the first generations raised with technology around (and on) them at all times. Many parents share the same goal of trying to reduce the time kids spend on their smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and other electronics.

Getting your kids to connect with you instead of their devices will make you feel like you are a cool parent. Our list of tech-inspired, family-friendly activities is here to help!  



Geocaching is an activity that you and your family can do while exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. Using a Global Positioning System (GPS) or a device that has navigational features, you’re able to explore and hunt down coordinates to find hidden “treasures”. This family-friendly activity is made even easier with the Geocaching app that you can download straight onto your phone.

Virtual Museums

Take a family trip on a virtual museum tour to learn and explore interesting parts of our worlds history. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History provides free virtual museum tours and rotate through various Museums across the globe.



If your family enjoys playing games, why not work together and create one? Todays technology allows you learn so many new skills, such as coding. This would be your gateway to achieving “cool parent” status while you learn something new and spend time making memories with the people you care about.



Every family needs a theme song, right? Try creating your own music with Garageband. You’ll be able to fine tune your very own family theme song and download it for the ultimate family keepsake!

Spending quality time together doesn’t mean that technology and your family have to be mutually exclusive and, thankfully, technology opens up plenty of fun and unique options to keep your entire family entertained!

But before you get caught up in all the tech excitement — we want to ensure that all of the bases are covered, including privacy and time limitations.

While technology is fun and exciting, we want to ensure a positive and safe experience for your whole family. Our HomeNet app acts like a remote control for your home wi-fi network, so that you can easily manage the connectivity of your entire home.

With our HomeNet app you can

  • Add Custom Networks- great for individual family members and guests to have separate or no restrictions.
  • Set Parental Controls & Device Time Limits- determine which websites to block from certain devices and set time limits for specific apps.
  • Receive Security & Virus Threat Alerts- get notified when there is a virus or security threat to your network .
  • Manage & View Connected Devices on your Network- easily view all connected devices to your network.
  • Turn On & Off your Internet- control Internet access for individual devices or the whole home with just a click of a button!

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Our HomeNet app is free and lets you put peace of mind in the palm of your hand. You can leverage our premium services like ProtectIQ and ExperienceIQ through HomeNet Advanced. Click here to check it out.