Parents' Guide to

Freedom - Reduce Distractions

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fine site and app blocker, but nothing to motivate teens.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Mac , Windows app Free to try Productivity
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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

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This app can certainly help users become aware of how restricting social media, apps, and websites at certain times can affect productivity, but there are no incentives and some privacy concerns. Unfortunately, Freedom - Reduce Distractions doesn't provide supports specifically for kids or teens that could help them understand when and whether their desire to use certain apps or websites is counterproductive. It doesn't offer alternatives, encouragement, or incentives. Overall, it's just not fun. Its straightforward user interface is simple enough to make using it easy for highly motivated adults or teens who already realize their need to limit tech use of certain apps and websites, but it'll likely work best with older teens who are looking for solutions themselves and don't mind the bare-bones approach.

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