APPS: Keep your kids safe trick-or-treating this Halloween

(WXYZ) - There's a lot of excitement surrounding the costumes, bags of candy and spooky decorations. Halloween is a big night for kids. But it can also be a big worry for parents.

Here are some apps to calm your nerves and keep your kids safe this Halloween:

LIFE 360: Free iPhone & Android

This GPS-based app keeps tabs on the whole family, should your kids go in separate directions. It allows you to see each others locations and send messages, like when it's time for the kids to come home. Best of all, the locations and messages are private to your family circle.

FBI CHILD ID: Free for iPhone & Android

This app allows parents to create a digital profile for their children. This way, important information like height, weight and your kid's photo are at hand for the authorities should they go missing.


This carving app is perfect for the little ones who aren't quite ready to handle a knife. It lets your mini monster create the carving right on the iPad screen, minus the knives fire and mess.

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