TimeAway: Monitor your kids’ mobile device usage

Parents who worry about the increasing amounts of time their children are spending on their smartphones and tablets now have another option to limit that usage – a free app called TimeAway that enforces a usage schedule on kids’ devices and allows parents to monitor their children’s activities. TimeAway is the brainchild of Singapore-based Googler, Tamara Sanderson. Sanderson came up with the idea when she noticed that an increasing number of people around her, be it adults or teenagers, had their noses buried in their phones. By creating TimeAway, Sanderson hopes to combat the addiction to mobile devices and social isolation. The app is primarily a tool designed for parents. Once TimeAway is installed on both the parent and their kids’ devices, kids are unable to uninstall the app without providing a password that was pre-set by their parents.

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Zen is a tech journalist with a fondness for tech gadgets and pandas. She is also a full-time grad student studying business journalism at Tsinghua University, and often spends much time dreaming about...