Mom Creates Android App That Bricks A Kid's Phone Until They Call You Back

August 19, 2014

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Sorry for missing you yesterday, I had to deal with some stuff. But you can rest assured international security was involved, and now you live in a much, much safer world. Mother Sharon Standifird was tired of texting and calling her children just to be ignored. So what did she do? Invented an android app that allows her to remotely brick their phones until they call her back. Mom, please, I'm on a date. You can tell me all about your trip to the grocery store later, just give me the password.

So after months of design and working with developers, "Ignore No more" was born.


With one tap, a list of only parent-selected contacts come up. The child can call, get the password and unlock the phone.

"Bradley needs to call me because I'm the person that has the unlock password," Standifird said.

"It takes away texting, it takes away the gaming, it takes away calling their friends. The child will always be able to call 911," said Standifird.

Whew, you can still call 911 -- that's a relief. And I suspect at least a 400% increase in 911 calls from children complaining their parents are being unfair. Hello, 911? She bricked my phone again. She's so mean sometimes. I'm just hanging out with my friends! Hello? What do you mean, "For real emergencies only?" Listen, are you going to send an officer to talk to her or not?

Thanks to Thaylor H, who agrees you should always call your parents back immediately before the drugs and alcohol have time to take effect.

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