Korean giant Samsung has launched a parental control app called ‘Marshmallow’, that isn’t like the others in its category. According to Android Police, this app packs a twist. So, while looking to help parents track their child’s phone usage, the app also relies on positive reinforcement. This means that instead of being forced to follow whatever guidelines are set by their parents, children can now set their own limits. In fact, Marshmallow will even reward them for their self-control and independence.
It is important to note however, that the tool does let parents set some controls too. Moms and dads can prevent access to specific apps, and can even set a bedtime. Further, daily and weekly reports are presented to both parent and child for review. Still, Marshmallow seems to encourage liberal parental restraint by rewarding children more for deciding to use less on their own.