There comes a time in every parent’s life when you wonder whether your children are really prepared to go it alone. Trick or Treating without mom or dad is often one of the first big opportunities your kids have to be independent. And although they may be more than ready … chances are good that you’re not.
But, alas, there are some great Halloween safety apps available to help bridge that gap and help both you and your kids enjoy Trick or Treating solo.
Footprints is a GPS tracking app that doesn’t get in the way of having fun. Your child doesn’t even need to keep his or her phone out at all times, as the app pulls the location automatically. With ability to set a boundary, you can receive a notification any time that boundary is breached, which gives you the peace of mind you need while the young ones are out at night.
Life360 is a free app available on both Android and iOS. It has a cool feature that lets you set “favorite” spots, and when your child reaches one of those locations, you receive a notification. This gives you the power to determine an approved route for your kids and allows you to keep track of their progress as they travel along.
Abundant with helpful features, one of FamilySignal’s most notable options is a panic button. When pressed by your child, it can send an immediate notification to both you and the authorities in case of emergency. There’s also the ability for kids to connect with you in the event they just need a little assistance carrying all that heavy candy. The “touch base” option is a great way to reach out when you only need want to deliver a quick update.
Track your child’s whereabouts on Halloween night with Glympse, a very useful app that keeps you connected easily. Get a “Glympse” of your little one’s location. You can set the app to active during the hours your child will be going from house to house and even keep tabs on them without the need for check-ins.
Stay connected with your Trick or Treaters by using these cool apps to make your Halloween just a little less scary.