Free Halloween Safety Apps

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Before the kids head out trick-or-treating, we want to let you know about two free apps.

The first is the "Sex Offender Search," it pinpoints all of the registered sex offenders in an area. It will also notify us if any new offenders move into the neighborhood.

Also, the "Mamabear" app keeps track of our kids. To get started, have the entire family download the app onto their smartphones. It allows us to see our kids on a map and get alerts if they cross pre-set boundaries like a neighborhood or school. The app also allows us to check in on our kids' Facebook or Instagram accounts and get alerts if they're in a speeding car.

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