How to Tell Your Teen You’re Monitoring Their Driving

11 Mar 2019

As parents you understand the incredible amount of freedom and responsibility driving brings teens. You also understand having been a teen in today’s world and the risks it brings to the table as well. GPS tracking for teens allows you the technology to monitor teenager driving.

You may take comfort in knowing that you would not be alone in your decision to use GPS tracking with your teen, should you choose to do so. The New York Times reports that 16 percent of parents of teens between the age of 13 and 17 use location tracking for their teens.

But, how do you tell your teen you are monitoring their driving in a way that doesn’t drive a wedge between you?

Present GPS Tracking in a Positive Light

Teens might not always know exactly where they are. Geographically speaking. If accidents occur, GPS allows you to come to their exact location and direct help to that location if there are injuries involved. GPS also helps ensure your teen’s car isn’t stolen. If it is, it can aid in the swift recovery of the vehicle. Big pluses to consider for any teen driver.

Be Honest

We live in a terrifying world. You can’t turn on the news these days without hearing horror stories of things happening to teens and children throughout the country, around the world, and in large and small communities near and far. GPS tracking isn’t about creating a leash of restrictions for your teen. It’s about providing you with the peace of mind needed to let them leave the house.

Don’t leave out the safety realities too. You love your teen and you owe it to them to be honest. The idea of them driving at reckless speeds, engaging in questionable behaviors behind the wheel (swerving, aggressive driving, etc.), and otherwise putting their lives and the lives of others on the road at risk is something you don’t want to find out about when it is too late to do something about. GPS can be a preventative measure that keeps them “honest” behind the wheel and ensures they drive reasonably to avoid losing privileges.

Remind Your Teen that Driving is a Privilege

While some will argue that driving is a rite of passage for today’s teens, it is ultimately a privilege. One that comes with responsibilities. Monitoring teen driving with GPS tracking allows parents to allow their children behind the wheel with confidence that they are taking the proper precautions to speed, road conditions, and driving behavior. It also allows you to be confident that your teen, or at least your teen’s vehicle is where your teen said it would be.

If you’re considering GPS tracking to monitor your teens driving, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS and we can help you select the perfect device for your needs.  Call us at 1-888-544-0494.

 

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