8 On Your Side

Safe trick-or-treating with fun apps

There are some tech-savvy ways to get the most out of your Halloween night. Several apps can really bring out the fun and help keep your family safe.

Google Maps, for instance, is an app that most people already have on their phones. On the app, your children can share their location with you so you can see where they are. You can also get the location of another parent or chaperone who might be with your kid. Just go to settings, then select location sharing and choose who to share with and for how long. 

Do you want to let others know if you're passing out candy at your house? The Nextdoor app is great for that. Because this app is tailored to your address and neighborhood, it makes it easy to find which houses to go to. Look for the candy corn icon and you'll know, that's a house waiting for trick-or-treaters!

Another great tracking app is Life360. It's free for the most part, but if you want to use certain features you'll have to pay. 

This is a great one because you can actually make a trick-or-treat route on the app, and every time your kid reaches the next stop on the map, you'll get a notification! 

More Stories

Don't Miss

Latest News - Local

Video Center