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Teen Drivers At Risk
May 20th, 2011

With Prom and graduation just around the corner it is important for parents to keep in mind that their child’s texting habits will be escalated during this exciting time. It’s important for parents to express the importance of smart driving behavior like staying focused while operating a vehicle. “Distracted driving is a national epidemic with an intensified effect on teen drivers. Teen drivers are more prone to cell phone use and particularly texting, which too often proves deadly when combined with driving.

The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, reported that distracted driving resulted in 2,600 deaths, 333,000 injuries and 1.5 million property damage claims each year. A study by the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in 2006 pointed to cell phones as the most common driver distraction.” As a precaution and to prevent these kinds of situations from ever happening, parents can monitor their teens SMS messages and emails with WebWatcher Mobile on BlackBerry devices and SMS messages on Android devices to make sure they’re behaving appropriately on and off the road.

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Should Parents Be Punished If Their Kids Are Caught Sexting
May 16th, 2011

WebWatcher’s hope is that this never becomes an issue for parents. It is important today more than ever for parents to talk to their children about what is appropriate content to share with their friends online or via text messages, and what isn’t appropriate communication between their fellow peers. Parents should convey the dangers in a non-pedantic way to their children, so that it’s clear that this kind of behavior can have serious ramifications.

Check out this quick video debate on whether Parents should be punished if their kids are caught sexting, and if this should be made a law or not.

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Sextortian: Why It Is Important to Know About
May 9th, 2011

When you’re in love you want to do whatever it takes to make the other person happy. Yet, sometimes those aspirations may lead to a very detrimental outcome. The latest trend in communication is to send flirty, and in some cases dirty photos of each other via text message, commonly known as sexting.

This kind of communication is rampant and popular among teens. Unfortunately, they may not realize that whatever they send out via text, via email or posts online these images can come back and bite. Some people can use these images as leverage to get what they want out of the other person. The may threaten posting them, online which could tarnish their reputations, lead to dangerously embarrassing moments for them or even worse lawsuits.

According to a recent article called ‘Sextortion’ becomes new form of blackmail ““sextortion” — which takes its name from extortion. It’s the latest cyber-crime — anyone can be a target, but teens are the most vulnerable.

This is most certainly something very important to consider before pressing the send button. Remember that once an image is out there, it’s out there forever and for whomever to see! As a precaution and to prevent these kinds of situations from ever happening, parents can monitor their teens SMS messages and emails with WebWatcher Mobile on BlackBerry devices and SMS messages on Android devices.

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