Halloween Help: Gadgets, Apps to Keep Your Kids Safer
By HEMANSHU NIGAM
We’re all gearing up for Halloween treats. As kids travel around the neighborhoods for Halloween this year, dressed in costumes and grabbing candy, parents are left wondering about their safety. Thanks to valuable gadgets, new and old, and a few home-grown safety tips, you can spend time passing out candy instead of worrying this Halloween
Devices and applications that can track our children and help to keep them safe are multiplying by the year. We took the guesswork out of the search and have compiled a list of some helpful, and easy, gadgets to help keep your child safe.
Free FBI app The FBI app is free app that’s supposed to provide a convenient location to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s immediately available if you need it.
Google Latitude Parents can type in their children’s cell number into Google Latitude to find out where they are.
Temporary tattoos Tattoos for children that has their parents’ contact information.
Backpacks Backpacks that have alarms built into them can be used for trick or treating, school, sleep overs, hiking, camping, etc.
Smart Phone GPS Different GPS locators offered by different service providers and different smart phone platforms give families a way to keep each other safe by turning their cell phones into safety devices.
• Life360 Life360 enables families to see where their loved ones are located, when they need help and what the threats might be around them.
• Verizon Wireless Offers family locator service.
• AT&T – FamilyMap service.
• Android Market – Family Locator.
Have a great Halloween. Trick or Treat safely.
This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.