Parental control apps can be seen as commanding and intrusive, especially when it comes to adolescents. We see this as one reason why conflicts arise in families. 

Rather than taking a surveillance approach like many other apps do, we're encouraging a change in perspective by guiding family members through a wide range of activities, in hope of achieving a better balance when it comes to using technology.

Activities in FamilySense are aligned according to the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing', an research-based set of guidelines for promoting mental health.

Connect

Be active

Take notice

Keep learning

Give

Build daily habits towards positive and productive goals

Communicate with purpose and transparency

Learn more about each others' interactions with digital technology

Receive advice and guidance for achieving control

 

Normal parental control apps are way too intrusive, and I would not be happy using them. FamilySense is way better because I can progress to a higher level in the app that allows me to set my own decisions instead of my parents!

Brandon, 16 year old

Find us on your device's app store to get started.

 

Disclaimer:

FamilySense is a masters university project at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. Any presented material are mock-ups of an app concept, and the app is yet to be fully developed and published to mobile app distribution platforms for usage. The purpose of this website is to collect feedback from prospective users and the general public.

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