Vamping is a teenage trend that many parents have no idea about – and why? Because it’s happening while the parents are sleeping. According to Teen Vogue, “more and more teens are sneaking their computers and phones into bed and reserving the early hours of the morning for socializing rather than sleeping…the middle of the night is the one time you can spend doing whatever you want, whether that’s pinning, tweeting, ‘gramming, or Netflix bingeing. And when the comments and likes start pouring in on your 3 AM selfie, it can feel like you’re part of a club.”
Vamping clearly poses a threat to a teenager’s health in two ways: sleep deprivation and potential failure in school. If sleep deprivation occurs, the risk of falling behind the wheel is a serious issue. A CDC report claims that “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens…The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.” Imagine how this recent trend of vamping affects an already risky age group where fearlessness and immaturity already contribute to bad driving and fatal accidents. When you’re tired, you’re definitely not at your best when it comes to decision-making.
Vamping affects school work because, really, how much attention is Karen giving her calculus class when she’s nodding off at her desk? How much learning is she actually doing in geography when she can’t concentrate? How many dunks can she make in basketball practice if she lacks mental and physical energy? If Karen’s grades start to fall off, now her mother can pinpoint the specific reasons as to why: excessive pre-dawn texting, chatting, Instagramming, and Facebooking on her cell phone. Social media and peer contact during those late hours can cause any teenager’s grades to slip. Those hours previously designed for rest and brain power growth are now making Karen tired, moody, and forgetful.
Where does Autoforward come in? Autoforward is a cell phone monitoring software and text message tracker that can stop vamping before it gets out of control and your child gets kicked out of school, or worse, kills herself or someone else from falling asleep behind the wheel. The software installation is as simple as download, install and monitor. As the worried parent and authorized user of that phone, you instantly have access to call logs, text messages (even deleted ones!) social media activity, GPS location, and much more. Now you can have the peace of mind you need, and your teenager’s phone becomes accessible to you, at ANY hour – not just during the 4 a.m. vamping hours.