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Father creates app that forces teens to reply to parent’s texts

LONDON: A frustrated father has created a mobile app to stop kids from ignoring their parents' phone calls or texts. Nick Herbert was unable to contact his son, Ben, so came up with a way of stopping the 13-year-old from screening his calls. The 45-year-old built the ReplyASAP messaging app which takes over the recipient's phone screen and sounds an alarm - and doesn't stop until it is answered. Parents are told if their kids have seen their message and if the troublesome teen's phone is turned off then a…