The most capable tool for kids to utilize to develop new abilities, acquire knowledge, get ready for school, or enjoy games is a computer with internet access. But the world of gaming and computers may be extremely addictive. To assist parents in the simplest and most effective method possible in managing their children's daily screen usage, we developed MyLittleGamer.

How MyLittleGamer works

Are you worried that your children are spending too much time on the computer every day? Is it hard to convince them to turn off the computer and do their homework or help around the house? Or are you wondering and would like to know how much time they spend on the computer and how much of that time is spent learning or playing games?

Or would you like to monitor your own productivity and find out how well you are spending your time on the computer?

We understand what you're dealing with because we've dealt with the exact same thing. MyLittleGamer, which we use ourselves, was created for these very reasons and to help solve these problems. And we can honestly say that it really works.

System requirements

MyLittleGamer for Windows requires a computer running Windows 10/11 and the .NET framework, which should probably already be pre-installed on your computer. MyLittleGamer does not run on an OS other than Windows 10 or 11.

To use the MyLittleGamer.com website, you need any device (computer, tablet, or phone) with a modern internet browser.

We designed MyLittleGamer for Windows to be resource-efficient, so he does not need a lot of memory or disk space. Memory requirements are really minimal; only between 24 and 32 MB of memory on average is needed.

An internet connection is required because MyLittleGamer for Windows needs to communicate with our servers. A stable connection is sufficient. The connection speed is not so important because the size of the data transferred is minimal. Moreover, the transfer only occurs once per minute.

If you are worried about how much data is transferred, then if you have all the features enabled, an average of 30 kB of data per hour will be transferred. This is about 720 kB (0.7 MB) of data for a 24-hour continuous application run. That's probably less than you downloaded right now while opening this single web page.

Main features

We've put together some useful features to help you monitor your children's time on the computer and get a better idea of what they're doing and how much time they're spending on the computer.

Screen Time

You can limit computer screen time by using points. Every point is equivalent to one minute of computer use time. The point system helps motivate children to do their homework before they start playing on the computer, saving valuable time that can then be spent with family and loved ones. MyLittleGamer can teach children how to use their time well and develop patience. Later on, patience will help them develop good behavior towards time limits.

Messages

We all know that when children use the computer, they don't look around much, and even if they have their own phone, they often don't notice any incoming messages or calls. That's why you can send messages to your little gamers' computers directly from MyLittleGamer.com. Messages automatically appear on the screen of the computer, where there is a much greater chance that your little gamer will notice them. In addition, the content of the message can be read using Windows synthetic voice.

Activity Monitor

The gamer activity monitor is used to keep track of what games your little gamer has played, programs he has used, or which internet browser he used. What websites are visited is not monitored, only the name of the Internet browser used. Data is only stored for the duration of your subscription. This makes it possible to create an overview of your gaming activity over certain time periods. You can reset your history at any time.

Activity Reporting

View real-time online activity reports for your little gamer, showing what games he played or what programs he used, how often and for how long. Graphs and reports are generated for each little player for the last day, week, and month. Directly from these reports, you can set up notifications, block selected applications, or delete them from your history.

Productivity Monitor

The Productivity Monitor allows you to monitor and analyze user productivity. It's easy to see how long a user has been working, playing, studying, etc. There are predefined categories of activities—work, play, study, and leisure—into which you can assign any application and thus find out how much time is used for what.

Weekly Planner

In addition to the screen time point system, MyLittleGamer also includes a Weekly Planner, which allows parents to choose the hours in a week during which their little gamers can use the computer and play their favorite games. Using the Weekly Planner, children will have enough time for all their duties and activities. And they will know when they can use their computer and play some games without asking.

Screen Overlay

This feature is used to overlay the screen with a custom message if your little gamer runs out of time or tries to use the computer at an unscheduled time. Every minute for a certain period of time, which gradually increases, the computer screen is overlaid with a custom message. The overlay can only be turned off by entering the parent's PIN code. Of course, the overlay will disappear automatically when points are added.

Application Blacklisting

Decide which games and applications can be used and which to add to your block list. You can add unwanted applications to the blocked list directly from the activity reports. MyLittleGamer for Windows will try to shut down these applications automatically every time your little gamer tries to run them on his computer.

Notifications

If you are especially interested in some application or game and want to be immediately informed if it will be running on your little gamer computer, then this functionality is for you. You can set up notifications to be sent to your email directly from the activity report. You will receive a notification every time a selected application or game is running on your little gamers' computer.

Themes

For each gamer/device, you can choose from several different looks. In addition, the theme can also change automatically, for example, according to important events (holidays, etc.).

Achievements

When we achieve something, we feel better and we get a higher self-esteem. Achievements are what give us the desire to keep on working. In video game parlance, an achievement, sometimes also known as a trophy, badge, or award, is a meta-goal defined outside the parameters of the game.

Advanced control

Advanced control is for advanced users and is mainly used to remotely control your little gamer computer. For example, you can remotely put the computer to sleep.
MyLittleGamer also offers an unlimited time option that you can use whenever necessary. The limited-time option is where the Screen Time or Weekly Planner applies, whereas "the unlimited time" option is useful if time limitation is not required and you simply want to know how much time your child spends on the computer.

For more information on how to use MyLittleGamer, see the Support page.