A recent feature on CBS 21 discusses the benefits of TeenSafe and how it can be utilized to keep teenagers protected. CBS 21 specifically talks about parents, Dave and Gina Daniel, who found it difficult to keep up with their children and the activities of their smartphones. Their awareness of the TeenSafe application eased many of their worries by solving most of the problems they seemed to be facing with their children’s use of the popular technological device. Some of the most important aspects of the phone the couple were concerned about were blocking applications that could be considered dangerous and eliminating the option to text others while driving. The Daniels were excited to learn that the TeenSafe application met both of these needs and put their minds at rest. Finally, the couple found a system that eases their minds while their children were out.
Like many parents, Dave and Gina Daniel struggle with the thought of their children having open access to the world with the click of a button on a small device. With a TeenSafe feature, the parents are provided the ability to block certain applications on their teen’s phone. For example, the couple blocked Snapchat after learning of the app’s new feature, SnapMap, that allows users to gain access to the precise location of others. This feature can be considered unsafe as potential predators can locate their children’s whereabouts through the application. The Daniels also used a TeenSafe feature to prevent their children from texting while driving. This feature is one the parents use to put their children’s mobile phones in a frozen mode while they are driving. With the freeze feature, the children are only capable of sending and receiving calls with their mobile phones, preventing them from dangerously sending and/or receiving text messages while driving. TeenSafe is an application that can be appreciated by both children and their parents because it, not only keeps the children safe, but grants parents peace of mind knowing that they have one less reason to worry when their children are out of sight.