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Mother creates Ignore No More app to disable apps if kids ignore calls

The "Ignore No More" App gives parents the option to remotely lock smartphones, forcing children to call their parents back before a device is unlocked

Michael Hatamoto | Aug 18, 2014 at 08:22 pm CDT (0 mins, 44 secs reading time)

The Ignore No More Google Android app was created by Sharon Standifird, a frustrated mother aiming to prevent kids from ignoring phone calls from parents. If a child ignores a phone call, parents have the ability to remotely lock the Android-powered smartphone so it can only do two things: call parents back or call emergency responders.

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Parents have the ability to choose a password that can later unlock the phone, with an effort to get children to stop ignoring phone calls. There has been an increase in security-related Apple iOS and Android apps, giving parents greater control over what their children do on their smartphones.

"We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can't even use it," Standifird said in an interview with CBS News. "And I started - literally just started researching how to develop an app."

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