Outsmart Your Teen with Tech
Your kids may be more adept with their smartphones and computers, but you can still outsmart them with technology to encourage healthier habits.
Enforce safe driving with a tracker that plugs into the car and provides audio alerts from a smartphone app for things like speeding and hard breaking. Opt to get email notifications of those activities as well as driving past curfew or traveling to a specific location. Dashmobile.co, devices range from $10 to $99
Circle with Disney
Pause internet access for certain people or the whole household so your kid isn’t staying up streaming videos and playing online games. Or set time limits for apps and websites on different devices. Buy a Circle Home (meetcircle.com, $99) or see if your Netgear router has it built in (netgear .com/circle, $5 per month for premium Wi-fi controls).
Attach this audio cable to any 3.5 mm headphone jack and the volume won’t go above 85 decibels (any higher can lead to hearing loss). Purosound.com, $20