If you’ve got older kids who’ll be trick-or-treating and you won’t be going with them, you might want to check out some apps that will help you keep tabs on where they are because face it- we all know that even if they're told to stay in a certain area, the temptation of finding even better candy toys with every kid.

You might find that you like these apps so much that you'll want to keep them even after Halloween!


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    Life360 is a free app and is compatible with iPhone and Android. Life360  allows you to view where your kids are in real time. You can also track lost or stolen phones, and receive alerts when you kids arrive or leave a destination.

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    Family Signal

    Family Signal is a free app that includes a map so you can see where in the neighborhood your kids are.There's also a panic button the kids can push and it'll alert you in the event of an emergency.

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    Glympse is a free app and allows you (or your kids0 to share your location in real-time with approved people. You can also track where your kids are in real time through text, Facebook, email, or Twitter.

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    KidTracker is a free app for iOS or Android. With KidTracker, you can check where your kids are at any second and you'll also get a notification if they leave a predefined area.