It’s totally normal for parents to dread certain phases of their children’s development. It’s only normal that we fear letting our young ones out into the world and as they grow that anxiety can grow with the freedom our kids experience. A difficult and common one of these anxieties are when we first let our kids behind the wheel. The combination of an expensive automobile, a young and excited teenager, the very real risk of other drivers and a potential accident make us all understandably nervous about handing over the keys for the first time.
The good news is there are options to help significantly lower this anxiety. Options like the MamaBear family monitoring app can help ease parental anxiety when their teen is driving. The combination of MamaBear driving alerts, location alerts and nearly real time monitoring provides parents the ability to keep a much closer eye on a newly licensed teen. MamaBear lets parents know where they are going, and that they are obeying programmed speed limits.
The MamaBear location based alerts can inform a parent when their child is at a dangerous location or isn’t a place they are schedule to attend. This feature ensures that parents know their children are going to pre-approved locations. If a parent wants to monitor more frequently, active GPS monitoring can allow parents to watch an entire trip and confirm the kids are on route. Driving speed alerts give parents relevant information to talk to their children about vehicle responsibility and safe speed driving.
By providing parents with this nearly real-time data regarding location and vehicle speed, the MamaBear family monitoring app lets parents rest easy when the kids have the car. Many parents are reporting that the MamaBear app is facilitating conversations about car usage that they never expected to have. With MamaBear, a young driver can be trusted to run errands, help parents and even use the car for their own devices, all while allowing parents input and peace of mind about their teens’ driving habits.
The MamaBear app is available for download on Android devices here and Iphone devices here.
MamaBear is helping families fight teen drinking and driving with social media and driving monitor alerts. It’s that time of year again, when the snow melts from the road and parents hand kids the keys for the first time. It’s also the season for spring break parties, prom and graduation. For many teenagers, it also means early experimentation with alcohol. In the United States, more than twenty percent of teens from tenth grade to twelfth grade experiment with alcohol consumption beyond a few sips. Even with drastic improvements in underage drinking and driving, on average three people under the age of twenty one die every day in alcohol related driving accidents.
MamaBear can offer parents some security when it comes to teen drinking and driving. Our driving monitor alerts give parents information about their child’s speed – whether driving or riding. Parents can use speeding alerts to talk about unsafe driving habits even before alcohol is introduced. A quick call after a driving alert allows parents to ask some questions and caution their speed.
In addition to driving monitor alerts, MamaBear can issue parents an alert when a child is tagged in photos, which we know our teens love to do at parties and social events. Restricted word alerts in social media involving keywords like beer, drinking, drunk and wasted can give parents a real warning if used in on their social media pages. Social alerts combined with driving monitor alerts can reveal possible teen drinking and driving giving parents an opportunity for a parent to interject in the situation preventing a dangerous outcome.
For most teens, drinking and driving will come up at some point. Our kids may be put in an uncomfortable situation when getting into a car of a friend under the influence. The MamaBear App on their phone assists our kids in getting out of the situation. With options that quickly and discreetly inform parents they need a ride, or need help, MamaBear could be an easy solution to peer pressure. This means even more options for responsible teens to avoid teen drinking and driving related problems, even when they aren’t doing the drinking or driving themselves.
It’s so important for our newest drivers, in most cases teenagers, to be safe when out on the road. Speeding is a common violation for many new drivers, yet can have terrible consequences. MamaBear App’s driving monitor feature can tell you how fast your teen is driving. Knowing how fast your teen is going can start a needed conversation on ways to be safe drivers and the consequences of speeding.
According to a survey from Allstate.com, 69% of teens who speed say they do so because they want to keep up with traffic. Also, it states that 55% of teens knowingly exceed the speed limit by at least 10 miles per hour and 17% of teens surveyed said that speeding is fun. There really shouldn’t be any reasoning behind speeding. It’s a law in place with safety in mind. It’s a must follow. MamaBear’s driving monitor app can help parent’s track their teen’s speed to see if they’re exceeding the limits and by how much. How do you think your teen drives when you’re not around? Can peer pressure from friends in the car play a role?
Knowing and understand your teen’s speeding habits gives you a chance to share stories with them about the most severe consequences. You’ll find a new one in the news pretty much daily.
During the teenage years, they may feel invincible like nothing can hurt them. So when approached about speeding, your teen may be defensive. But, hold your ground. There’s no debate. We all know how important it is to abide the speed limits.
Speeding teenage drivers are more common than many parents may think. Much of it can be a result of peers and the pressure put on teens. If you choose to use a driving monitor app, like MamaBear’s, you may be surprised by what you find. However, this knowledge can start great conversations. Constantly impressing the importance of safe driving upon your new driver is just one more way you can help protect your children. The full Allstate.com survey can be found here: http://www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/safe-driving-resources.aspx
Keep your teens safe while driving, download the MamaBear driving monitor app.