Aren't you glad you went to high school BEFORE this app?
Are you an overly-paranoid helicopter parent? If so, you'll love what PhoneGuard is bringing to CES 2011. Their Drive Safe Software lets you FORCE your children to drive safely. Worried about on-the-road texting? With this app, you can disable text, email, web and instant messaging functionality.
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You just set the software's Speed Alert for anything over 10 mph, and your little bundle of joy will be safe from the evils of the modern world. Or at least a little safer from the evils of their own irresponsible self. But the Drive Safe Software is about more than mere prevention.
It can also be set to warn you when your kid starts to move at an "unsafe" speed. You set the threshold yourself. Whenever your kid exceeds the limit, you receive a text message and a map with the location of the event. If the cops don't get you, your mom still can. And she can punish you by putting your phone in TimeOut and locking down certain functions.
Before you youngsters start whining about this program, take in some perspective. Sure, you can't get away with speeding or texting in class anymore. At least you lucky schmucks get smartphones. Back in MY day, we were lucky if we had an iPod the size of your whole fist. Let alone the ability to surf naughty sites in the back of Geometry class.
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Think of it this way. The Drive Safe app makes your parents that much more likely to buy you an awesome smartphone. After all, how hard can it possibly be to guess their password?