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Teen Drinking, Sex, or Winter Driving: What Worries Parents More?

Snow, ice, thick fog and heavy rain – according to a new Life360 poll, parents worry more about teen driver safety when it comes to hazardous winter road conditions (86%), than they do about teens drinking alcohol (48%) or having unprotected sex (60%).

With AAA expecting the largest volume of Thanksgiving travelers since 2005 – and 48.5 million of them planning a road trip – congested highways mixed with approaching winter road conditions are making safety an even greater concern. And apparently, young drivers get that. According to the survey, nearly 70% of teens are comfortable using a location sharing app with their family, and the number jumps to 86% when the app is coupled with safety services such as the ones found in Life360’s Driver Protect plan. With many teens planning to drive this holiday season – especially those coming home from college or visiting new friends – location-sharing and driver protection apps are a good way for parents to keep them safe on the road and monitor their journey.

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How Life360 helped Julie find her Injured Husband

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Julie, who offered to share her story about how she used Life360 to locate her injured husband while he was out of state.

Julie was home alone and in bed when she received a terrifying call in the middle of the night. Her husband was on the other end of the line and barely able to talk, his voice strained with pain. He was able to quickly tell her that there had been an accident and he was badly hurt before the phone disconnected. A long time Life360 user, Julie reached for her phone and opened the app to see her husband’s last location.

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Take Your Family Disaster Plan from To Do List to ‘Done’

The 2018 hurricane season is fully underway, with devastating results from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. No matter where you live, extreme weather events risk lives and sever access to everyday essentials like utilities, water and communication channels. Yet nearly two-thirds of American families don’t have a solid disaster plan and more than a third of households with children aren’t familiar with school emergency plans — levels that have changed little in years.

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How David Used Life360 to Rescue His Injured Son

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace of mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, David, who offered to share his story about how Life360 helped locate and rescue his injured son.

David and his wife wanted to take their kids on one last summer adventure before the new school year began. They woke the family up early in the morning, packed the car, and drove three hours north to a town with a popular ATV park. David and his wife had grown up ATVing and it had become a fun family sport they enjoyed with their two sons over the years. This particular ATV park was one of the family’s favorites – it was and old rock quarry that was more than 1,000 acres of forested areas and large sand dunes. Read more »

Life360 Remains Committed to Building Family Experiences with Addition of Canary Cofounder Jon Troutman as VP of Design and Alt12 Cofounder Jennifer Wong as Head of Core Experience

New senior talent brings successful entrepreneurial background to serve growing memberbase

SAN FRANCISCO, October 16, 2018 – Life360, the world’s leading location sharing app that protects and connects families, today announced the addition of Jon Troutman as VP of Design. Troutman has unique experience using design to create emotional and meaningful connections between families and the everyday tools they use, most recently as Co-founder and Chief Design Officer at Canary. In addition, Jennifer Wong has been brought on as Head of Core Experience and brings with her over 15+ years of insights on successful family focused brands. Wong was Co-founder and CEO of Alt12 Apps, which was acquired by The Honest Company in 2015, where she helped lead the company’s mobile strategy as their new Head of Mobile.

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Giving CPR: What you need to know

If someone near you collapses, you may suddenly find yourself faced with the need to administer CPR. The Red Cross offers a how-to guide, and a quick online search will track down a training near you. In addition, here are some helpful things to know about CPR — some may surprise you.

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