Parents, here are four apps to keep kids off social media

ANI | Updated: Apr 08, 2018 19:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): In this day and age, teenagers are increasingly engaged on a number of social media platforms, be it Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and so on. While these do help one stay in touch with their friends, the apps are also proving to be a great source of distraction.

A common concern flagged by parents is the lack of control over the content their kids are exposed to. Many a times, parents have been perturbed due to the lack of knowledge about the kind of videos their kids watch, and thereby, find it difficult for them to keep an eye on their children.

In order to make sure young individuals make the best of their free time, here are some apps and platforms for parents to help improve the knowledge base of their offspring:


A teenager is greatly influenced by the people he is surrounded. One can build the personality of their children by connecting them with some of the world's most fascinating people through TED. By listening to successful personalities from various sectors, children are aspired to become one of them.


It is a live quiz by app. The show not only helps students to learn but also give away cash prizes redeemable via PayPal or LiveMe coins to keep them motivated. It also offers the chance to interact live with performers to make the show entertaining and engaging for teenagers.

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It is a multi-player Scrabble-type game that will help teenagers exercise their mind while having a good time. This app is a great way to utilise one's free time during vacations or for short breaks while studying.


Duolingo turns the process of learning new languages fun through games. One gets three lives per level, and has to get through each by successfully translating to and from a chosen language, pronouncing words and phrases correctly and transcribing short sentences over roughly 20 rounds to a level. This app can make a child master various languages. (ANI)