Trick, Treat and TRACK: Planning a Safe Halloween with Tracking Apps

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year. The costumes, the parties, and of course the trick or treating and candy! But according to Safe Kids Worldwide, while Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays, there are some scary safety statistics that come with it. Only one-third of parents talk to their kids about safety each year, yet three quarters report having fears about them roaming the neighborhood on the quest for treats.

A simple chat about the importance of safety with your little ghosts and goblins along with these handy tracking apps will help you rest easy and ensure the entire family has a spooktacular holiday.

TrickorTracker® is a free app specifically designed with your trick-or-treaters in mind. Trick or Tracker can locate your child with the touch of a single button, so you know exactly where they are. You can also choose to receive messages at regular intervals revealing their location.

Family Locator is a free app that tracks phone locations to help you keep tabs on your family, all in real time. You can receive notifications when your kids have reached their destination, see the location of all family members on the map and stay in touch with instant messages. Just in case your kids get lost, tapping an SOS button will immediately send you their exact GPS location.

Life360 is a free app that allows you to create private groups, and communicate via group chat. A great way to communicate with and track the whole family’s whereabouts. It will also send notifications when members of your group check into places and users can even set boundary limits.

Staying connected with your kids on Halloween will help to keep them safe and sound. All you need are your smartphones and one of these apps and you will be ready to trick, treat and track!