Unfortunately my TV doesn’t have a parental control lock.
So I see two easy ways to monitor my kids using the TV. (1) Put a sensor on the remote control holder. This is problematic for many reasons, partly because I think my crafty kid will evade it and partly because my wife or I may forget to put the remotes back in the holder. Also I can’t even find a good device to do this – unless we bought a drawer-type remote holder. (2) Some sort of outlet that monitors use (although I wouldn’t want to actually turn the outlet on or off – just get notifications when the power was on – outlet would always be set to “on”).
Any other ideas? A motion sensor for the area is a bad idea because the kids play near the tv a lot.