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Dad Creates App That Locks Kids' Phones Until They Message Their Parents Back

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Kids are getting cellphones at a younger and younger age. And they're not the Nokia's many of us received as kids, which were only capable of texting and playing Snake, they're smartphones. Like many parents, Nick Herbert, a dad in the United Kingdom, had a hard time getting his son Ben to text back after he bought him a smartphone. 

That's why Herbert decided to take things into his own hand, and create the RespondASAP app that will lock a child's phone until they reply.  

Herbert explains on the app's website why he decided to create the app after buying his son a phone. 

“However, what I thought was a solution turned into a different problem,” Herbert wrote. “Because the phone was ‘smart,’ he could play games and watch videos on it. So invariably he keeps his phone on silent so I wouldn’t know.”