Setting up time limits on kid’s devices the smart way

Abdullah Sameer
3 min readJul 21, 2023

How to outsmart your kids getting around your parental time limits

A challenge for many parents is to limit the time they spend on the internet and to make sure the internet is shut off at bedtime. Most routers / internet service providers provide this functionality but it is unfortunately easily overridden.

The problem is that most of these devices identify whose phone it is by “mac address” (which is the phone’s physical hardware identification code) and most phones by default use “randomized MAC addresses”…