I was the perfect parent until I had my own child and shoved an iPhone in front of him in a posh restaurant – with sound. He was only two years old.
Pre-baby, I would see toddlers watching cartoons in cafes and think it was a case of bad parenting.
“I never had that as a kid,” I would judge to myself.
But since then, I have committed the same crime and I know technology will be a big part of my son’s upbringing – but he will need limits.
An app designed for parents to provide controls over screen time seems like a good helping hand in this battle - especially for older children and teens.
The OurPact app allows parents to control smartphones, tablets and devices with custom schedules that block internet usage and app use at specified times.
Celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, says it was "absolute life-saver" for managing his teens' all-night technology binges.
"What's really good is you can set up a routine, as a parent, of when wi-fi goes on and off, and it also blocks off apps so they can still use their tech for doing homework and stuff like that, but not apps and not wi-fi," he said in a live video posted on Facebook.
The chef said the app was "awesome" because it helped him and his wife, Jools, build some structure into his family's technology usage.