OPINION: Stopping smartphone dangers to teens in their tracks
Brooklyn teens are now more likely to have one piece of technology than any other – a smartphone.
Millions of teens now use smartphones, and parents, particularly those in urban environments like Brooklyn, are struggling with how to prevent the growing dangers and safeguard their children from cyberbullying, texting while driving, sexting and misuse of dangerous apps. What most parents don’t know is that there are clear strategies and free solutions for quickly combating this rising problem and safeguarding their kids’ safety.
Parents do know that smartphone dangers are rising rapidly and the statistics give little reason for optimism:
Ninety percent of teen-aged kids report seeing or experiencing cyber-bullying; with much of it taking place over mobile devices.