Having tweens in my house, it is so easy to see that their mobile devices have become an addiction. Let’s face it, many parents also have a cell phone addiction or a general technology addiction. If you are new to the tween or teen world, I wanted to share some signs that your tween is addicted to their mobile device.
#1. The mobile device never leaves their side.
#2. Your tween never looks up from their phone.
#3. Your tween texts you that they need something instead of coming to ask you. My son loves to text “good night Mom”.
#4. They charge their mobile device 3-4 times a day (and it doesn’t have a charging problem).
#5. Your tween spends 5-12 hours on their mobile device a day.
#6. Instead of hanging out with their friends, they are hanging out with their phone.
#7. They may admit that they are addicted to it.
#8. You get into fights with your tween about putting their phone down and actually accomplishing something in their day.
#9. You take away their mobile device just to spend time with them.
#10. You turn off the WiFi so that things will get done around the house.
Some of these signs are really sad, at least they make me sad. I am happy to tell you that there are solutions out there. Teens and tweens no longer be addicted to their phones if you can help it. Introducing the TOPs Balance App. According to CNN “Half of teens think they’re addicted to their smartphones.” It’s time to do something about it and help tweens and teens help themselves. Here’s why you’ll want to download the TOPs Balance App today. Learning with TOPs Balance
Your tween/teen will actually be learning through the app.
Some would call this effortless learning. Since you know your child is going to be looking at their phone every chance they get, it only makes sense to help them learn any chance you can get. The unlock method with TOPs Balance helps your child learn in an effortless way.
When they go to reach for their phone, the unlock screen, they will get a slice of The Knowledge Burst™– a 10 second infusion of grade specific educational content. Parents and users can customize the intensity of learning. Some Knowledge Bursts can be optional and others can be mandatory, the option is yours. Material ranges from history to science and lots in between. Instead of just reaching for their phone all of the time, kids can get this burst of knowledge and get something ELSE out of their smartphones. Since mobile devices are addictive, it’s time to help our kids be addicted to knowledge.
The optional delivery method (low intensity) gives the user a unique prompt or persuasive option for a 10-second Knowledge Burst at every unlock screen.
The mandatory delivery method (high intensity) is a more dedicated balance strategy and requires the completion of a 10-second Knowledge Burst at every unlock prior to gaining access to the home screen.
About the App
We have been using the app for a few days and so far I like what I see.
My boys are not bothered by it, no complaining, they actually like it. The parent account portion is quick and easy to use. For me, I have multiple kids at different grade levels and it was easy to make each of the kids their own accounts. We are just moving up in grades in the next couple of months, so I graduated them to their next grade level for an extra challenge.
My oldest son has autism and he has always loved fact books. He was reading them at 5 years old and is still a ‘fact machine’. There are many new ones in TOPs Balance, in fact so far, he hasn’t known any of them until he used TOPs Balance.
TOPs is Available in Both the App Store and Google Play
Now is your chance to learn more about the TOPs Balance app and how it can help your tween or teen become less addicted to their mobile devices.
The app is available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store for $4.99.
As an introductory offer, the app will be available for just $2.99
I want to hear from you! Do you have a phone/tablet problem in your house? What do you do to curb the addiction?