Abby's Apps: Life 360

Posted at 3:39 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 08:12:12-04

Before they put on a costume or dig into any candy, your kids should have a safe trick or treating plan.
This is where Life 360 comes in. It's an app focused on family safety. You can add your family members to a group and track them while they're on the move.

Label familiar locations and get notified as your kids come and go. For Halloween night you can make a bubble and get notifications if they walk outside of the designated boundaries.

If they don't feel safe at any point, your child can hold down the SOS button. Once the button is released, they'll have 10 seconds to type a pin, or the app will send an emergency alert that they're in danger.

When it's time to pick them up, click their avatar for directions to your child in the app.

Life 360 is useful year-round. The basic form of the app is free but there are also several updates you can pay for like roadside assistance and safe driving tools for teens and a 24/7 family helpline.