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5 Apps To Prevent Your Teen From Texting While Driving

by Kate Freeman, mashable.com

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added distracted driving to its 2013 “most-wanted list” in November. So far, 35 states have passed laws banning cellphone use while driving, however some of those bans only pertain to beginner drivers.

App developers have made a number of apps for both iOS and Android devices that help parents encourage their kids not to text and drive at the same time.

Some of these apps put a lock on the texting function, and leave it up to teens to be responsible drivers. Others let the parents control the phone by putting it in airplane mode so when a text comes in, the phone doesn’t even beep. The level of parental control varies with each apps — some require more responsibility on the part of your teenager to launch the app, while others can detect when the car moves at a particular speed.

Check out the apps via 5 Apps To Prevent Your Teen From Texting While Driving.

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3 comments on “5 Apps To Prevent Your Teen From Texting While Driving

  1. Superb…just shared on Fb, Twitter and Scoopi.it

  2. Pingback: TEXTING & DRIVING …IT CAN WAIT |Initiative 4 Teens About The Dangers [VIDEO] | MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

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This entry was posted on January 16, 2013 by in Apps, Security, Texting, Youth and tagged , , , , , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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