JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Trick-or-treating can be dangerous, but there are tools available to help protect your children.
Streets may be dark, some candy or chocolate might be on the FDA’s recall list, and how well do you really know your neighbors?
For starters, you don’t even need to download anything to get this first tool.
It’s already on your phone -- it’s the built-in flashlight. It can really help light up dark streets.
Then, there are some free safety apps.
Life360 lets you track your trick-or-treaters’ whereabouts, and even create virtual fences so you know if they’ve roamed outside the approved territory.
The app is free and available for all three major smartphone platforms: Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone.
Parents should always be aware of who their kids could encounter on the trick-or-treat trail.
Another free app displays a map of your area, including the names and addresses of any residents listed on the National Sex Offender Registry.
Lastly, a free FDA-recall app makes sure nothing will hurt your kids’ stomachs this Halloween. Apple | Microsoft | Google Play
You never know when the Food and Drug Administration will report a contaminated or tainted candy bar.
The app keeps you updated on any candy recalls.