It’s no secret that kids are way into their phones these days. Want to see just how bad screen addiction is in your family? Challenge your kids to put their phones down for 20 minutes and see how long they last without reaching for them. If your kids are like mine, they’ll start looking for them in half that time. I’ve tried to take away mobile phones completely, but in this day and time, that’s just not realistic. So I was excited to learn about a brand new app from the App Store that helps to beat teen mobile phone addiction: TOPs Balance! If you’ve been pulling your hair out trying to cut down your kids’ cell phone addiction, see how TOPs Balance can make screen time educational for your kids!
Beat Teen Mobile Phone Addiction for Good with TOPs Balance!
How Does TOPs Balance Work?
TOPs Balance makes the most of your kids’ screen time in the most ingenious way: by using it to teach them something! Kids aren’t going to stop using smart phones anytime soon, so with TOPs Balance, you can use them to keep them learning at any time of the day and help cut down on technology addiction! With TOPs Balance, every time your child picks up the phone, he or she will get a quick 10-second “Knowledge Burst” – an educational fact that sparks their interest! TOPs Balance offers all kinds of content, from history to vocabulary to science, which is based on your child’s grade level. And you don’t have to worry about the quality of the material! TOPs Balance uses information from prestigious partners such as the Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam Webster!
As a parent, you can choose if you want your child to get a “Knowledge Burst” every now and then or if you want to make sure they get an educational fact EVERY TIME they pick up the phone. The Mandatory Delivery option requires kids to complete a fact before the home screen appears. I went with the Mandatory Delivery with my daughter.
Since the Mandatory Delivery option locks the home screen until the “Knowledge Burst” is completed, you’ll see an important notice explaining how to make an emergency call and how the mandatory option works.
Another great thing about TOPs Balance is that it offers a fun break from learning too! After five learning facts, kids get a Cherry TOPs, a fun fact, that gives them a break from “learning”. And if you look at the bottom, you’ll see the red “Extra TOPs” icon. If your child wants to learn more, just click that icon to get even more TOPs Balance facts!
Take a look at a sample TOPs fact: This one is about dolphins. Once the fact is delivered, kids can touch the top right “Home” icon to return to the home screen. Easy-peasy! Some of the facts are longer, so if you click the “Read More” icon, you can read a lengthier summary about the person or concept in the “Knowledge Burst”.
How TOPs Balance Helps Combat Teen Mobile Phone Addiction
Personally, I loved TOPs Balance on my Android that I found at Google Play! And so did my middle schooler! My favorite fact was learning that a single mature tree produces enough oxygen to supply 10 people for an entire year. Wow! As for my daughter, she couldn’t narrow her favorite down to one fact. When I gave her the phone and let her try a TOPs Balance fact, she sat down and instantly clicked “Read More” to read the entire fact.
Then when she finished the first fact, she wanted to learn more. Then she was off to the races!
And she was on to learning about Vincent van Gogh! I actually had to ask her to give me the phone back because she was having so much fun learning!
We really enjoyed trying out TOPs Balance! If your child is struggling with mobile phone addiction, try it and help them make the most of screen time!
Ready to start your teens learning with the TOPs Balance App?
It’s available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store for the introductory rate of just $2.99! Afterwards, the app will go to its regular price of $4.99, so now is a great time to grab the app and help your kids learn all the time! Want to learn more about TOPs Balance and how it can work for your child? Visit the TOPs Balance website to see demo videos and read more about the app. Also, be sure to follow TOPs Balance on Twitter and Facebook for more!