What the app does is pretty simple to describe; it allows a parent, or other caregiver, to remove distractions on their child's Android-based phone or tablet while they are supposed to be focusing on other things - schoolwork, sleep, whatever it may be.
Earlier this month Canon released research proving students were prone to distraction by the ever-beckoning call of social media and other online delights so this app can well prove helpful in combating such distractions.
Note the app comes in two parts - the control app and the dependent app. The dependent app must be installed on the youth's Android-based device. The control app is used by the parent or caregiver and is available for both iOS and Android. As you might expect, with the pair of apps ready, the parent is then able to shut off, or disable, a range of distractions on the dependent Android device, for a time.
A video is available to help demonstrate how ShutOff works.
ShutOff works well in practice, and is simple to set up. It is available for free, and does not have any in-app purchases. As such, it is a risk-free proposition to test out. The developer's plan to release a more advanced version of the control app and this, presumably, will have a price.
Help your children maximise their study time. Or, prove you mean it when you say if they don't turn their lights off at night you will disable their gadgets!