TEXAS — For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening. But giving them a cell phone doesn’t always mean they’ll answer.
That’s why a Texas mom took control and invented an app that her kids — and yours — can’t ignore.
Sharon Standifird was livid the day she called and texted her teenage children and they didn’t respond. Once she knew they were safe, but ignoring her calls, she got an idea.
“We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,” she said. “And I started, literally just started researching how to develop an app.”
Her husband, William, says he wasn’t surprised. “Anything she’s ever really set her mind to, she’s done,” he said.
Standifird has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and served in the gulf war. “In Iraq we did patrolling as military police…
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