Using apps to keep your kids safe on Halloween

Posted at 12:12 AM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 18:15:47-04

Keeping kids safe while trick-or-treating is a top priority for both parents and law enforcement. It's also important to remind yourself of all the useful tools at your disposal digitally.

"My big concern is knowing where my son is at all time."

Christine Brady of Palm City knows there's plenty of ways to make sure her son is safe and it's not just accompanying him out trick or treating.

"Use technology on a regular basis to keep an idea where the sex offenders are in," says Brady.

Tech expert Alan Crowetz with Infostream showed us several applications like Life60 which allows you to monitor where family members are.

There's also the Nextdoor, a private social network for your neighborhood.

"There are apps out there that let you track where your child is so it's nice on Halloween if you download these apps and now at any given point where your child is," says Crowetz.

First responders were out doing there part as well Friday evening.

Detective Brian Broughten with the Martin County Sheriff's Dept. was out in Hobe Sound checking on sex offenders.

"Remind the offenders about giving out candy and interacting with children during the Halloween season," says Broughten.

However, he knows parents should play a part as well when it comes to using technology to keep their kids safe.