Jul 30, 2020

How Our Phone Jail Can Limit Screen Time and Help Get Homework Done

Phone Jail

Why do you need a phone jail? Whether you have children that you are trying to homeschool or to get their homework done, we all know it can be a battle. After a full day at school, and with other distractions out there, getting them to sit down and do their homework can be tough, especially with the added complication of limiting screen time. On top of that, when you’re busy yourself it can be easy to let children play a little longer on their tablet or phone, or have another half an hour on other gadgets or games. But at the end of the day, that homework is still going to be there and here is how a phone locker can help you make the process simpler, and easier by acting as a phone box and limiting screen time!

Creating Boundaries

Having a phone jail can help because you are able to create boundaries with your children. You can let them know where their device or gadget is, and if you choose the clear box, then they will be able to see it! But they will know that when the phone box is in use, it is time to work. They will then get the reward of getting it back after their work has been done. It’s as simple as that!

Out of sight, out of mind

One of the biggest things that can distract children from getting their work done is the endless notifications or messages that can come through to their phone or tablet. If they hear a ping or have the phone by them and see the screen light up, then naturally it will attract their attention. You can use the Lockabox to make sure that their gadget or device is out of sight, and that helps it to be out of mind. They won’t see the screen, won’t hear the notifications, and as a result, can get on with their work and get that homework done!

You can even thread their device charging cables easily through the back of the phone box, so that the gadgets are charging when they are locked away. Then there doesn’t need to be an argument about them needing it in their room to charge it. It can be charged, but whilst locked in the phone box…thank us later!


A phone locker can help to create a reward system for your children. You will be the one that knows the code, and they could do their homework to earn the box being unlocked by you. If certain things aren’t achieved, then their device stays locked away in the phone jail. You could even give them tasks for each number on the lock, a little like a treasure hunt, depending on the age of your children. Completing one task will release one of the numbers on the code, and so on. If you need to add an element of fun, then this can work.

Suitable for all ages

You don’t have to have teenagers or older children to make the most out of a Lockabox. Your five year old may not have a phone, but there could be certain toys that really distract them from doing reading or phonics work. You can use the Lockabox for them too, and it can avoid arguments, as well as them trying to hunt around the home to find where you hid things!

Our phone jail really does make life easier for everyone and can be a real game changer in limiting screen time! If you would like our top tips on how to implement a digital detox within your home with the help of our phone locker read our blog here: Take a Digital Detox with the Help of Lockabox

Box clever

Our secret weapon is our patented clam-shell design (which gives the Lockabox its strength) combined with tough polycarbonate, and the best British manufacturing that doesn’t use glue and is BPA safe.