Android app lets parents lock, monitor their kids' phones

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.