9 Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Ghosts and goblins aren’t your only worry on Halloween night

Keep the kids safe with these helpful tips.

There comes a time in every parent's life when their child makes a dreaded confession: they don’t want you to go trick-or-treating with them anymore. As crushing as it is, letting them enjoy the holiday with their friends is a rite of passage. They've already picked out their costume  and their pillow cases are ready to be filled with candy, but admit it: as excited as you might be for their first Halloween alone, you're worried about them, too. After all, the night is dark and potentially full of spookier mishaps than a run-in with a few ghosts. Nothing can cloud that parental instinct — not even a sugar rush. [related]

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You vow to check the candy, give the kids a curfew, and limit how far they can travel, but you still feel slightly unsettled sending them off into the night. Luckily for you, we have a mix of tech-savvy and practical solutions to ensure that your little ones are safe and sound on their trick-or-treating trek without mom and dad. 

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For instance, did you know that you can use Find My iPhone  for more than just tracking your phone? Or how about the fact that setting boundaries has become far more concrete with geofencing technology? And sometimes, avoiding tampered candy scares is as simple as feeding your kids right before they venture out into the neighborhood. Even if you aren’t right there with them, you can still keep your kids out of harm’s way this Halloween with a few tricks of your own. Check out these useful tips for keeping you kid safe during Halloween!