Something has changed.
With Uber’s announcement this week that it is now permitting teenagers to open Uber accounts, we have to guess that either teenagers have changed in the decade since Uber launched, or Uber has changed. I am guessing it’s Uber.
At its May 17th “Go-Get Family Style” launch event, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stressed the company’s safety features which include dialling 911 in case of emergency (although, Uber’s Terms explain “In the event that you need to place a 911 emergency call on behalf of your teen, the dispatcher you’re connected with will see your location, not your teen’s.” How would that help?)
As a parent and a consumer, the sheer number of sexual assaults by Uber drivers in Canada and around the globe set alarm bells ringing.