Sofia Family Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Innovative Screen Time Manager

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Two dads create the first simple and effective way to limit kids’ screen time.

When Bill Connors and Ryan Gallagher found themselves arguing with their kids about screen time every night, these tech-savvy dads wanted to do something about it. That’s how the Sofia Family™ Digital Activity Manager was born.

“As a father of four teenagers, I was frustrated for years at how difficult it had become to manage the time my kids spend in digital activity - especially gaming. I tried every type of product available, and none of them could help me manage simple rules across all of our devices,” reflects Bill Connors, President and Chief Product Officer at Sofia Family and father of four. With our new Sofia Family Digital Activity Manager, that’s all about to change for families everywhere.”

Today, Sofia Family goes live as a very timely Indiegogo Campaign so parents can be some of the first to use this groundbreaking new product with their own families, particularly as they become increasingly worried about how to keep their kids focused during this year of COVID-related online school or hybrid schooling. The Sofia Family Digital Activity Manager is a welcome solution.

“As we face the real possibility of hybrid schooling for part or most of the school year, I feel relieved that Sofia Family is now ready and deployed at home and working well,” says Ryan Gallagher, father of two and the company’s Chief Technology Officer.

Gallagher has been testing the Sofia Family Digital Activity Manager with his own family for months now, which uses the Sofia Family Hub, a small piece of smart home hardware that sits near your TV or media center. The Hub manages access to the TV, and to all the video devices connected to the TV with HDMI cables (such as game consoles, media streamers, cable / satellite TV boxes, disc-players). In combination, the Sofia Family Hub and App provide one complete simple time management solution that works across all device types kids use, whether they’re on or offline, and cannot be circumvented by smart, sneaky kids.

Then, parents manage all devices, including mobile and computer devices, as well as devices around the entertainment center, from one place: their own smartphone or tablet.

Connors knows that the Sofia Family Digital Activity Manager is not a replacement for parenting. “It is, however, a smart tool to help make our jobs as digital parents a little easier, and more importantly, raise kids who will be screen-balanced adults.”

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