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Clever mom invents a nightmare app for rebel teenagers

Clever mom invents a nightmare app for rebel teenagers
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Have you ever had that frustrating moment when you try to contact your kids and they don't pick up? One mom finally had enough, so she created an Android app that will keep her kids from ignoring her when she needs to reach them.

Called "Ignore No More," this app effectively bricks your kid's phone and they can only do one of two things: Call 911 in an emergency, or call Mom. No more Facebook, Netflix, Snapchat, Instagram, no more anything.

One parental account takes control of multiple phones, so Mom or Dad can lock down any one of their kid's phone remotely. They simply open up the app, select a victim's smartphone from the list, and enter a password known only to them.

Once activated, the phone locks down and displays a screen saying "Your phone is locked. Call Mom." The kids are stuck with a bricked phone until the parent that locked the phone unlocks it again.

The app claims that it's nearly impossible to remove, but several people have shown that it can be done.

Although the app insists it's not easy to uninstall or remove, Phandroid points out a somewhat easy workaround by unchecking Ignore No More under Device Administrators in Settings. And if you're lucky/your parents are lax with updating passwords, you might be able to ditch the app. Other than that it's a pretty pesky bit of software that's not easy to give the slip.

I can't wait to give this a try! Why didn't anyone think of this app sooner? Click here to check out the clever Android app for yourself.

Note: This app is currently only available for Androids. No word yet on when this will be available for iPhones.

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Source: Gizmodo
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