Parents' Guide to

unGlue Kids

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Limiting screen time second to learning healthy balance.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 4+

Is defunct

Based on reviews in the PlayStore as well as my own experience, the app is no longer. The website has been taken down and the app does not allow users to create an account. It sounded like such a great app, too!
age 6+

Complete JUNK

my 15 year old runs circles around it, can completely manipulate. consumer assistance in NON EXISTENT and NO REFUND POLICY. i FEEL COMPLETELY ROBBED BY THIS COMPANY

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Though using tech to fight tech often backfires, this pair of apps can serve more as a learning tool with the right parent involvement. If parents present it more as a way for the whole family to have healthy habits -- and parents walk the walk as role models -- unGlue can help kids become aware of how much time they're spending on various forms of media and learn to balance their time. By earning screen time with offscreen activities like reading and chores, kids are rewarded for doing other positive activities while they're earning something that this app restricts: more screen time. Of course, any tech-savvy kids can likely get around unGlue, and any parent in a pinch may bend the rules to add more time under pressure. For unGlue to work well, parents will likely need to reinforce why family rules around media consumption are important and get kids on board with open dialogue, and walk the fine line between being consistent yet flexible with their kids' screen time.

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