We love it when we receive appreciation for providing a simple solution that allows parents to monitor teen habits and patterns. Teen driving is just one of many reasons parents consider device monitoring. We’ve compiled some of the top reasons families use the MamaBear app. In particular, here’s a short list of the benefits MamaBear families observe when using the app to monitor teen driving.
5. We’re worried
Parents are almost universally worried when our kids first take to the roads. We’re worried about their safety but also excited about the added freedom and responsibility that driving means. More than a few of us use the passenger seat floorboard as imaginary brakes while in the car with our kids, but realize we can’t always be there to pretend to slow down. MamaBear allows parents to monitor teen driving speed from anywhere, making the driving experience easier for both parents and teens.
4. It’s a Conversation Starter
Having information about your kid’s driving speed and whereabouts allows you to have important safety conversations. Using relevant situations about driving too fast can help you lay out the consequences of speeding – and we’re talking about the consequence of seriously hurting someone else or themselves. In addition, knowing where they visited can support discussions about dangerous destinations.
3. Eliminate Side Trips and Unapproved Trips
The GPS monitoring and location alert features of the MamaBear app helps parents monitor teen driving in ways we didn’t expect. Parents get alerts if the child goes to an un-approved location or leaves an approved location outside of the agreed upon schedule. Combined with speed alerts and GPS tracking features, this has helped quite a few MamaBear families know when the kids are taking an unauthorized spin.
2. The Kids Drive More Responsibly
When our kids know we care enough to monitor, they tend to behave a little better. We’ve found that kids drive quite a bit slower when they drive with a monitoring app on board. With the MamaBear app, teens know their parents will get an alert if they exceed a set speed. By combining speed alerts with GPS mapping, kids are typically more cautious behind the wheel.
1. We’re There in an Emergency.
MamaBear makes sure our kids can communicate quickly in the wake of an emergency. Even something as simple as a flat tire can be scary to a new driver. When there’s a fender bender, a flat or a break down, the whole family will be happy for the easy, one button communication MamaBear provides.
If you’re nervous about your teen driving, let the MamaBear app ease your worries.
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Restricted “friends” is a bit of an oxymoron, right? But, ask yourself or even your kids, how often are you “friends” with people online that you may not actually want to be friends with? Or try this scenario – your child is an actual friend with someone you may not have a great impression. With the MamaBear app, parents can be alerted when their children are interacting with friends or followers that they label as restricted on Facebook and Instagram. MamaBear also allows parents to monitor new friends and other interactions on social media sites – like photo uploads and tags. It gives parents a wide range of flexibility and insight to your children’s friends.
Here’s what the MamaBear social media tracking app offers parents when monitoring a child’s Facebook and Instagram accounts:
- Receive alerts in real-time when the child adds a friend on Facebook or follows someone new on Instagram
- Select restricted friends to be notified when that person posts on your child’s accounts
- Know when your child is tagged in a photo, message or at a location on Facebook
- Know when your child uploads a new photo on Instagram
- Create a restricted words list to be aware of inappropriate language, indications of hate or bullying on your child’s accounts
We know how influential our kids’ friends are – good and bad. MamaBear gives parents a chance to observe online social interactions. Parents can track conversations, tags and mentions from restricted friends via social media. This knowledge can provide a relevant topic of discussion for parents and children about the personal influencers in our kid’s lives and the consequences of them.
Restricted friends may be an oxymoron, but ensuring our children are associating with the right people is just good parenting. MamaBear social media tracking allows parents to intervene in real time if a child makes contact or is contacted by “friend” you want to keep your eye on using social media. Check out the MamaBear social media monitoring feature on your Iphone or Android phone and let us know what you think.
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.