A very annoyed Mum who is either from New York or Texas depending on which online source you read, had proved herself up for battle on a number of fronts before her teenage children presented her with a challenge familiar to all parents everywhere including NYC. She had served in the Gulf war and also climbed Kilimanjaro, so it’s suprising her kids were so ready to annoy her beyond endurance and ignore her requests to ring her. Who wants to take on a Mom with that level of determination. But teenagers being teenagers, hersdid what they do and then the mom, Sharon Standifird, was determined to find a solution.
And what she did was brilliant, see New York Mum Creates App. She researched like mad and got some help from Mountaineer Technology Ventures so that eventually an app was designed that allows frantic parents to lock their kids phones unless they callb their parents back. It’s an easy app to use and the kids are not happy because it is almost impossible to disable.
The app is called ‘Ignore No More’ and it can be bought here Ignore No More app where there is also a comprehensive Q & A section to help parents understand fully all the ins and outs of how the app works and how to use it. Right now its only drawback is, it is available only on the Android platform. It has been enjoying very good customer feedback
Once you start looking there are really heaps of apps available to let parents become as nosey as they like about their kids and their behaviour. Kids and their car driving behaviour is not as big a problem in NYC as it is in other places in America but if you are worried about about how safely the kids are driving there’s an app called Mamabear which monitors how fast they drive which means you can have a heart to heart with them at a suitable time if they are putting themselves and others at risk.
And there’s a Family Tracker App that let’s you know if your kids are in dangerous or forbidden areas. While it’s true that these apps are intended as an aid to helping kids keep safe, it’s also clear they could be used by the helicopter parents from hell who monitor their kids every move, so perhaps a family conference about exactly how much surveillance, and when and why it is justified also has to be part of the deal.