In the old days when Top Of The Pops was over your mum simply switched the TV off and sent you to bed. Now however kids need a Media Time Management System to ensure that don’t go all square eyed. The brainchild of a US start up called Hopscotch Technology, the system revolves around a small box called B.O.B that is designed to limit the amount of time kids spend watching TV or playing computer games.
The box allows parent to set a certain amount of time per week and once the kid has reached that limit it switches the set off. It works with a PIN system and parents can limit the viewing time by the day or the week. Anyway the company is rolling the device out in the spring in the US. No news on a UK launch yet.