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Android app lets parents lock, monitor their kids' phones

Android App Lets Parents Lock, Monitor Their Kids' Phones
Parental punishments have officially gone digital. Ignore No More is an app created by a Texas mother Sharon Standifird that allows parents to lock their child's phone with a simple four-digit code. While the phone is locked, the child can't call anyone except for you and the police.

Yep, for just $1.99 you can control your kid's life in and outside of the house. But what if the tech savvy teenager wises up and tries to deactivate the device? The phone will automatically lock and send the parent an email saying, "WARNING CHILD TAMPERING WITH IGNORE NO MORE!"

And the fun doesn't have to stop there. There are a few other apps that will help you keep an eye on any of little Timmy's social media wrongdoings.

An app called Mama Bear can give you alerts telling you when your child has made a new friend on Facebook.

A similar app with a little more power is the "My Mobile Watchdog" App, which, among other things, allows parents to: review text history, approve new contacts and monitor received pictures.

As for the Ignore No More App, it's only available for Android devices right now but the Houston mother says an iPhone version is in the works.

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CHUCK August 17 2014 at 3:09 PM

Take the cell phone away and go back to being a hands on parent. Whine about something YOU caused. Seem to be people are too busy to raise their children. Just disgusting.

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arlvatom August 17 2014 at 2:23 PM

stop buying your brats the technology.

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MICHELLE August 17 2014 at 2:42 PM

Another method is to buy your kid a basic no frills cell phone, no keyboard or camera, so it is only really good for phone calls, at least until they use up their allotment of minutes for the month.

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allnightradioman MICHELLE August 17 2014 at 8:37 PM

Breaker 1 - 9 Good Buddy!!!

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Ron MICHELLE August 18 2014 at 7:54 AM

Yeah like thats going to go over good, give them the kind of phones that their grand parents have and have their peers laugh at them.

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happy2bgridfree Ron August 18 2014 at 8:46 AM

And their "peers" won't "laugh" at them when mom monitors everything they do on the phone ... or shuts it down altogether?

Simple phone or NO phone. Easy solution.

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lv2213frs August 17 2014 at 3:39 PM

Here's a thought: Don't allow them to have the technology in the first place. When they turn 18, they will be adults and they can buy their own -- while they're working, going to school, paying rent, whatever.

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Blessed One X 20 lv2213frs August 17 2014 at 10:02 PM

I thought that we were the only ones who did that..nice to see we aren't!! GOOD going - and GOOD parenting!!

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Erik Baran Blessed One X 20 August 18 2014 at 1:40 AM

Lazy parenting. The world isn't black and white, neither are the solutions to every problem.

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Erik Baran lv2213frs August 18 2014 at 1:38 AM

Your solution is to eliminate the phone? What a lazy mind you have. Not every nail needs a sledgehammer.

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flagwaver2 August 17 2014 at 5:59 PM

I love it! She outsmarted the cocky little $obs who think they are sooo much smarter than the clueless older generation because they were handed this technology (like everything else). What remains to be seen is if parents will actually use it because so many of them live in awe and fear of their progeny.

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Carla Rutledge flagwaver2 August 17 2014 at 9:02 PM

flag, that is the best answer I've seen. Every word is spot on ! Could NOT agree with you more !

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Erik Baran flagwaver2 August 18 2014 at 1:51 AM

Yes, everything his handed to them. Got any more stereotypes you want to spew? And the only SOBs are the heavy handed boobs with low self esteem who seem to be on power trips. Face it, your lives' are just about over and the kids' are just beginning theirs and you can't deal with it.

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alspoolhall August 17 2014 at 3:43 PM

Good job Mom. This is a good idea for an everyday problem. Wow, there are a bunch of posts on here from haters who don't seem to be able to extrapolate.

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imjimdandy August 17 2014 at 5:46 PM

I love it, parents should be able to monitor this stuff. Good for her. Hope they can protect it from being deactivated by teens.

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Phyllis August 17 2014 at 3:46 PM

Why go to all the trouble, just buy them a phone that only has call on it that is all they need.

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realdealnyc August 17 2014 at 2:52 PM


Now parents can show their kids they can be as obnoxious as they are!

Don't want to respond to my 50,000 texts? BLOCK!

I don't like ur friends? BLOCK!

Someone wants to send u a pic from a concert I don't approve of? BLOCK!

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supermolar August 17 2014 at 4:39 PM

I have a less creepy solution-take the phones away.

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