LifeBud is the only parental control app you will ever need. LifeBud addresses the problem of digital parenting, becoming your parenting partner as it helps your boys fight digital addiction, build life skills and gain rewards they can redeem for their favorite outdoor activities.
Children are spending more time looking at screens than ever before.
Are you one of those wondering how on earth you are ever going to get your kids to drop their tablets or phones? Do you see a concerning trend you feel you have no control over?
Why you? You (just like we were) are part of the 47% of parents found by a recent survey to be worried about their children's addiction to mobile devices. You make up the 50% of that same group who are somewhat concerned about the effect of mobile devices on your kid's mental or general health.
You are a working parent, a single parent, or a stay-at-home parent with little time left on your hands to entertain while caring for your beloved child.
You are sometimes plagued with guilt, torn between two ideals - working to provide for your children and safely entertaining them while ensuring they grow to be fully productive, healthy citizens. You want to keep your children entertained. On the other hand, you desire to create a healthy balance between their digital lives and the real world.
We get it. We've been there with three boys and know exactly how that can drive you nuts!
Digital and gaming addiction is real. The World Health Organization just confirmed that. Boys are three times more likely than girls to develop an addiction to mobile or gaming devices. With a strong connection being shown between digital addiction and violence, the impact is concerning.
This is the world we live in today:
Those are our current trending headlines. Technology is not the problem - its use or abuse is.
Join us as we repurpose digital and gaming devices for our children. The future of over 500 million boys in the world aged 4-14 with access to mobile/gaming devices is dependent on us as we seek to:
LifeBud exists to bridge the two worlds - the digital and the real. It is the only parental control app you will ever need. LifeBud takes into account every boy's fascination with heroes and so provides them with a digital hero, a cyber parent if you will. LifeBud is your extra set of eyes, watching and filtering content, redirecting to healthier alternatives, presenting real-life 'test' scenarios that promote social skills and build emotional intelligence.
LifeBud builds life skills as boys learn to make up their beds and wash dishes without question, send Mom a picture, who gets their bud to unlock their device for use.
Their Digital Life Buddy is also very fair - handing out rewards along the way for every time your son willingly follows prompts to get off the device, do chores scheduled by you, or gets up and stretches for instance. What's even more exciting? Your boys redeem these points at partner organizations for free, fun activities.
No more fights when it's dinner time. From the comfort of your phone, you can enlist LifeBud to pause all devices and send your boy(s) down. Gone are the days of falling asleep in class. LifeBud goes to bed at your kid's bedtime so all devices stay inactivated till the next preset time of use.
Now you can be the parent and let LifeBud be the buddy!
Where will the money go?
Quinta Caylor and Jason Caylor founded LifeBud after their own personal experience. They've been there and back as parents of three boys and come from a strong background committed to family.
Quinta’s experience in healthcare as a Registered Nurse gives her the insight like no other, into the indescribable ways in which the misuse of technology is destroying lives both physically and emotionally, and how to use proven research to both prevent and combat that. Jason’s experience with the US Air Force has left him with a commitment to societal peace, good citizenship and a love for the outdoors. Raising socially and physically sound boys all over the world is an extension of that commitment.
Their combined business acumen and grit from years spent working with close family members who were successful serial entrepreneurs guarantee their commitment to the success of LifeBud.
Our Social Commitment
LifeBud is committed to saving our boys, saving their futures and preserving the integrity of families as a whole. We are therefore committed to giving away 5% of our proceeds to non-profits that seek to uphold these ideals.
You are here because you care. We appreciate your commitment and show of support as we raise funds through iFundWomen to complete the production of LifeBud and bring it to the general public. Seize this opportunity to become an insider - fund us and help spread the word on social media.