Now here is real progress that we all can rally behind. Sharon Standifird, a mother in New York, was tired of having her teenagers ignore her calls. Rather than continuing the usual threats of punishment, Standifird went “all techno” on her kids. She spent months developing an app, “Ignore No More,” that prevents a kid from making any calls until they return the call from their mother (and presumably their father).
Standifird went to work with developers to develop the app which cannot be circumvented because the parent holds the unlock password. (My computer genius teenager insists that he could defeat it, but there was a slight sound of panic in his voice).
Until you call Mom, there is no texting, no gaming, and no calling your friend for the next OMG revelation. Just call Momma.
By the way, there is also an app now that allows parents to receive alerts when their teenagers is driving too fast or when he or she goes into prohibited zones like the neighborhood of that banned boyfriend or the park area where teens drink.
“Ignore No More” is available only for Android phones on Google Play.