Mom and Dad can’t always protect children from all dangers. But they can download a slew of new cellphone apps that help keep kids safe and alert parents when a situation turns dangerous. Safety apps run the gamut from identifying sexual predators in your neighborhood to sending alerts to family and friends when a child disappears. Here’s a look at how technology is keeping an eye on your children when you can’t.
New security-on-the-go apps help you connect to designated contacts when you’re walking alone or driving through a dicey neighborhood. Each companion app has a unique spin on what it takes to stay safe, though all have features that send alerts to police and contacts. Here’s how companion apps can give you peace of mind.