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For my child's computer I have a plan that does the following:

Blocking Internet browser 24/7 with only certain allowed websites required for online school on the white list.  
This allows him freedom to use the sites with no limits.  

I want to run a second plan that will allow him his allotted time for video games on a weekly basis - with freedom as to when he uses it.  It just counts down over the course of the week and when he is through, it blocks all the videogame sites and apps until the week is done.  
I made the Video Game plan with a Time Limit Rule, and placed all video game apps and websites in the 'block'.  

This Video Game plan conflicts with the Blocking Internet browser plan - in that the blocking internet browser won't allow the video game websites. 

If I 'white list' the specific game websites he uses in the blocking Internet browser plan, will the Video Game plan still count the use of those sites against the timelimit set for the week?  Or will this just confuse FM?

Anyone have experience doing this type of layering of plans to get desired effect?


Hi JL! Plans don't layer so it may cause a conflict with other plans. I suggest creating a scheduled plan so that you can allot a time window for your child to play video games. Smile
Thanks for the reply Alejandro.
Good to know that it doesn't work to layer the plans.
But it would be a good thing to consider for future updates if it is technically possible.
For those using FM to act as a parental control- it would allow giving kids a limit of quantity of time spent, but giving them the freedom to decide when to use it (within non-school hours) - a very valuable function.


You're welcome! This seems to be a really useful feature to have. Smile
Hi JL,

We hope this message finds you well. We're reviewing old threads and noticed that this one was not answered properly. We apologize for the delay. As a follow-up regarding your inquiry about setting up a 24/7 block for all sites except allowed school sites with another plan to limit your child's access to gaming sites/apps, you can both achieve this with FocusMe.

You can do this using a combination of plans. You just need to add all gaming sites/apps to the Block All site plan's allowed list to grant it access and create the second plan to limit those access on a weekly basis.

Your child can choose whatever time he wishes to access his gaming sites/apps but as soon as the timer is up (10 hours total is consumed) these gaming sites/apps will get blocked even if he uses all 10 hours in one setting. He will then have to wait for next week for the counter to reset to another 10 hours of access.

We hope that helps.