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Cell phone apps to help you track your children during Halloween

6:57 PM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Halloween is fast approaching and many parents may be wondering "How can I keep my kids safe while out trick-or-treating?"

There are several apps available:

FBI Child ID App

This app is free and It'll give you a place to keep vital information like weight, height and even photos of your children.

There is also information on what to do in the first few hours after your child goes missing.

Trick or Tracker 3.0

It costs $4.99 on Android, but the app allows you to keep track of your child's exact location using GPS technology.

You just have to download it onto your phone and a phone that'll go with your child.

You can even set up a geo-fence that'll let you know when your little one leaves a specified area.

Life360

It's a free location app that lets you to follow family members movements up-to-the minute.

Family members can alert each other when they get to their destinations.

The app also alerts you to crime in the area. There is a tracker that'll show you where sex offenders are in your area via your address.

Mamabear Family Safety

This application is also free. Its website says parents can know where your children are, where they've been and you can set alerts for location activity. You can also be alerted when they arrive or leave a place like school or home or restricted places.

You can even use it to know what on their social media and if they're speeding.

Gizmoquip SMS Tracker

This application is also free. Its website says it logs the location of your child's phone each time a message is sent or received. You can monitor their calls and activities from any computer connected to the internet.

Parents, check out the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's sex offender and predator registry. There, you can search for sex offenders in your area by your address and postal code.

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