Safetrak Persuasive Speech

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SafeTrak is a secret GPS parents can use to track every movement of their teen drivers car, but do parents really want to break trust with their kids? I believe that parents should not invade their teens privacy and track their kids, because it shows children their parents don’t believe in them, trust them and won’t let them learn from their mistakes. Parents of teen drivers might say SafeTrak gives them peace of mind, but it shows teens their parents don’t believe in what they do. Ms.Skenazy, a mother of two, was named “America's Worst Mom” because she let her 9 year old son ride the subway alone. In an article she said, “The message these anxious parents are giving to their children is ‘I love you, but I don't believe in you. I don’t believe …show more content…
Not letting a teen drive without knowing where they are, is saying parents do not trust what their kids tell them. Parents might argue that SafeTrak is good because they will need to know where their teen is incase of an emergency; But what if you check to see where your teen is and it says they are parked at a friends, but really your teen is riding in their car with them, so they aren’t even at that house? Then, something comes up so you drive to their friends house looking for them, but they’re not there and you didn’t even bother to ask where they were going to go because you thought you would just track them. SafeTrak will be no good in that scenario, which is why parents need to ask what their teens plans are before they leave. Instead of using SafeTrak, parents and their teens can come up with a rule, like the parents calls or texts every other hour to see where the teen is, if they don’t answer they are punished. Parents should trust their teens until they give them a reason not to instead of invading their …show more content…
There are another popular sayings like , “ people learn from their mistakes” or “practice makes perfect,” if parents are constantly hovering over their teens how can they make mistakes? When a parent knows a child's every move and direction they will jump in and intervene if they see other child is about to make a mistake. Dr.Gray who is the author of “Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life” said “Students are prepared academically, but they’re not prepared to deal with day-to-day life which comes from a lack of opportunity to deal with ordinary problems.” This is because parents will not let their children be alone and try to do something, like driving without being tracked. If a teen runs a red light and gets a ticket or they are out past curfew and get caught by an officer, then they will know not to do that the next time. Parents don’t always have to hover their kids for them to learn what is right. If parents want their teens to learn on their own then don’t use SafeTrak! Let teens make mistakes and learn on their own to witness how the real world is. SafeTrak seems like it would be a good app to use, but it doesn’t help teens in any way. A lot of disadvantages come with SafeTrak. Using SafeTrak to invade a teens privacy can show them a parents lack of trust, lack of belief and not let them grow

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