Tech Tips To Keep Trick-Or-Treaters Safe On Halloween

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. Children pick out their favorite costume, celebrate with friends and community, and collect treats. But for parents, safety is a priority.

Check out UScellular's tech tips and communication advice to help keep your trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween.

Create a 
Contact List

If your child has their own smart device, make sure they create an emergency contact list before they go out trick-or-treating in case they need to quickly contact you or anyone else. 


Research a Trick-or-Treat Plan         

Families can use the Nextdoor app to find the best places to trick-or-treat and check neighborhood rules. The app’s Halloween Treat Map allows neighbors to mark their homes if they plan to pass out candy or display decorations.  

Set Ground Rules and Expectations

Families can use mobile navigation tools prior to trick-or-treating, such as Google Maps, to establish boundaries and create routes to follow.  


Capture the Moments

Don’t forget to take pictures of your kids in and out of their costumes. It’s a great way to preserve the moment and post to social media channels, but also a good idea to have a reference of the costume your child is wearing, and what they are wearing underneath, in case they get lost.   

Use Location Tracking

If kids don’t have phones, Apple AirTags are a great way to help with location tracking. They can give children independence when trick-or-treating while parents can feel peace of mind.