"Finally, an app for my kids to learn how to make good decisions!" Excessive screen time, cyberbullying, sexting, reputation ruin, and predator threats are REAL. Phones and tech can wreak havoc in families and communities. Get the free UpGo app, the fun and easy way for teenagers and pre-teens -- as well as parents, teachers and youth leaders -- to learn key life skills for cyber safety and tech success!


Engaging video lessons, quizzes and discussion questions reveal:

-The secret to more ups and less downs in life.
-THE top tip for cyber safety (Hint: SSSS!)
-The Bully Detector! Quickly identify true bullying from meanness.
-Sexting. If both parties consent, what's the big deal? What could possibly go wrong? It's illegal?
-Predators. "Bad people in my area? Nah!" Or are there? (Take off your blinders!)
-Pause before you post. Why to stay away from the, "but I was just joking" gray areas.

BONUS: Free parent-student CONTRACT covering responsible technology use!


-LIFE SKILLS: No academic lessons here! UpGo teaches key success-enabling life skills not taught in most schools.
-STUDENT-FOCUSED: UpGo talks right to students (while most other educational products "train the trainer" in the hopes the info will be "passed down").
-SMARTPHONE-BASED: Learning content is delivered via the only thing young people pay attention to these days -- their cell phone! (iPads supported too!)
-VIDEOS: Engaging videos deliver the knowledge (no boring powerpoints!)
-SHORT INFO-CHUNKS: Ideal for busy schedules (and those with short attention spans!).
-CO-LEARNING: UpGo is two apps in one. Adults and students use their linked apps to learn together and discuss key topics for increased connection!
-ACCOUNTABILITY: Parents, teachers or facilitators can assign courses and track progress to ensure knowledge acquisition.


UpGo teaches youth to fish, rather than giving them a fish, as the saying goes. UpGo believes in today's youth...believes they can and will make good decisions when given the proper knowledge and training. UpGo helps them learn:
-How to handle new or tough situations.
-How to manage strong emotions.
-How to make thoughtful decisions.
-When, who and how to ask for help.
UpGo's empowerment-through-education approach can have long-lasting benefits over other methods that spoon-feed or talk down to teens, or are cartoony, or that give scripted responses or a bullet list of do's and don'ts.

UpGo is not a parental control app or cell phone monitoring software. UpGo's approach is education that empowers today's youth to be confident, safe and prepared.

EXTRA: ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM BY UPGO available as a very low-cost, one-time (not subscription) in-app purchase.

UpGo's Anti-Bullying Program is comprehensive curriculum for teens and pre-teens and includes these powerful anti-bullying tools:

-The APA Technique (Assess, Plan then Act). Gives students a tool to thoughtfully figure out what to do when they see bad behavior, instead of acting hastily in emotion.
-The BullyFISH Bully Detector(tm). This is the full version of the Top Tips' summary video. It covers bullying laws, how to tell true bullying from just meanness, and many what-if scenarios.
-Bullying PEACE Plan(tm) gets the bullying to stop. The PEACE acronym -- for Partner with someone to help, Empathize, Ask to stop, Command to stop, and Escalate to authorities -- guides students through an easy-to-use framework to discuss a dozen bullying response tactics and when each tactic might be most appropriate.
BONUS: A parent and up to 5 linked child accounts can share the single in-app purchase.

-With a school or youth group? Bulk purchase discounts available.
-Are you a youth subject matter expert? Put your course in UpGo!


UpGo - Empowering Today's Youth With Life Skills!


What’s New

Version 1.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

IntrusDave ,

Great for parents with teens!

I bought this app a couple weeks ago for my 13-year-old who recently got a phone. My husband and I love this app because it has set specific boundaries for our child with the phone and allowed us to have dialogue with her about the content, especially cyber bullying. As much as teens don’t like it or they say they already know “this stuff,” this allowed us to formally present this material. I love that it has the quizzes and that I see what progress my child has done. Once she completed the entire class, we allowed her to have her phone most of the day. I am recommending this to my friends and family!

Timmie4 ,

Outstanding cyber safety app!

Raising kids in this era of technology and social media is challenging! I’m grateful this app can help parents and kids navigate and discuss the issues that are arising. This is just what we need to help our 14 year old son address cyber safety and life skills! Will definitely recommend to family and friends! TS

Carl Spengler ,

Essential App for On-line Safety

This app is what I’ve been looking for! My son is a nice boy and a good student, but I worry about the world of technology and the dangers associated with being on-line or on his cell phone. We’ve had discussions about cyber safety and rules for technology, but UpGo provides a comprehensive format to learn and review these important life lessons.

App Privacy

The developer, UpGo, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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