First off, all the wireless companies (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.) offer parental control options, so those are worth checking out.
In the processes the teen is forced to converse with their parent or another registered caregiver on the list.
Sharon Standifird, who invented the app said, “it takes away texting, it takes away the gaming, it takes away calling their friends” and added that her son, “responds to my texts and my calls a whole lot quicker than he used to”.
Advertised as “Funny Anonymous School News For Confessions & Compliments” in the Apple Store, this anonymous app by Ambient is much like Yik Yak and Whisper. Learn more about After School in this Safe Smart Social video.
ASKfm is a social network where members interact by inviting others to ask anonymous questions.
The top reason, at 15% of all teen distracted driver accidents was due to passengers.
The second highest reason among teen distracted driving accident statistics in the 70-page report from the AAA Foundation was at 12% for texting.
This is a page that lists the major services with links to their webpages: Remember that the cell phone services .
If your teen has an i Phone and uses i Message for texting other friends with i Phones (or i Pads or i Pods) you may need to look into some of the other options.
tracked distracted driving among young drivers from 16 to 19 years old for 6 years, the data will surprise you.
While the term distracted driving gained popularity in the past 15 years for talking and texting on cell phones, it would appear that the top reason for distracted driving for teens is not due to mobile use, but rather by distractions of the passengers according to this 70 page report, outlining the surprising data and very real statistics on distracted driving.
Definition of distracted driving: Distracted driving is when a driver participates in an activity not related to the actual operation of the vehicle while driving a car and the activity has the potential of shifting the driver's focus from their primary objective which is to safely operate their vehicle while focusing on the road and traffic conditions.