Children and teens of all ages are surfing the web and logging on to social platforms daily, and as a parent, the thought of your child being exposed to all the Internet has to offer may seem overwhelming — and even scary. It is so important to discuss cyber safety and digital citizenship with your children, but what happens when you are not around to watch their online activity? How can you help keep them safe while online?
After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on the road and off, you now face the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car. It's time for them to learn how to drive. Are you prepared?
To conduct their research, the researchers conducted several focus groups with 16 to 18 year old drivers. The questions asked of the teen drivers were designed to get an overall view of teen perceptions regarding cell phone use while driving with the intent of gathering information to help develop future interventions to reduce risky driving choices by teens. According to the head researcher, Catherine McDonald, PhD, RNit was encouraging to see that teens recognized that cell phone use, texting, and use of social media are dangerous behind-the-wheel.
Updated April 14, A new app allowing parents to look at their children's call history, text messages and internet use will soon launch in Australia. But Australian police are warning that while the threat to children from online predators is real, spy apps allowing parents to track their children's smartphone usage are not a 'silver bullet' and could breach trust.
Many newer-model vehicles have built-in driver assistance safety features available, including:. Electronic stability control ESC. When a vehicle begins skidding on curvy or slippery roads, this computerized technology automatically applies the brakes to help drivers regain control of the steering.
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The group released an updated list of recommended models earlier this month to help families choose used cars that meet important safety criteria for teens, but with reasonable price tags. An older, larger used vehicle is often a safer choice than a newer small vehicle that costs the same, it noted. All the models in both categories are midsize or larger.
I finally found it! Apple development guidelines restrict how apps can extract information, apparently, and this has made it a challenge for app developers to provide this type of solution. But looks like TeenSafe has found a way.
The content presented is that of the authors and does not represent the views of any of the sponsors. PCPs delivered interventions and materials to parents, referred them to the website, and completed follow-up surveys. Most PCPs reported delivering interventions with fidelity, and thought the program important and feasible. This program costs little its website, training and promotional materials are available and could be one component of a comprehensive approach to reducing teen driver crashes.