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An Innovative Educational App That Offers Parents Control to Limit Device Overuse
January 17, 2018 – Parents looking for ideas to curb their children’s excessive usage of mobile devices now have a new ally following the launch of the app, StudyLock.
The StudyLock app is a cell phone/tablet application that offers parental control over excessive usage of phones by infusing technology into learning. The app locks computers, tablets and smartphones until the user answers a Common Core State Standard question in subjects such as Math, Science, History and Literature.
The app boasts numerous features including a leaderboard to motivate users to challenge themselves, a grading system that tracks correct answers to identify the student’s strong and weak subjects, and apps usage.
Mobile technology is arguably one of the best inventions of the 21st century. However, excessive usage is one of the main concerns often cited by parents. In fact, a 2017 study conducted by Common Sense Media found that American kids and teenagers spend nine hours daily consuming media. The report stated that this time doesn’t include the time spent using the media for homework. It is against this backdrop that launched the StudyLock App.
But it’s not just about reducing technology use and improving study habits; the StudyLock app is an entertaining and rewarding resource. Each quarter, users get the opportunity to compete for lucrative prizes such as Visa gift cards (worth up to $500) as well as tablets.
The StudyLock application was launched in August 2017 and already the app is receiving excellent feedback from parents. Maria L. said: “At first I was skeptical about this app. I was against forcing kids to do something they didn’t want to do. Anyway, I decided to install it on my teen’s Samsung and was surprised that she was actually enjoying answering the questions and fighting for a better position to earn the prizes.”
StudyLock App is available on Google Play store. Plans are afoot to release the iOS version in the near future. The app allows parents to implement parental control on their child’s cell phone with approximately 1000 questions, (Silver package). Theirs’s are also an option for a subscription that offer unlimited questions and extra features like cell phone activity log, online report card and more. For further details, visit: www.studylockapp.com/lcms
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