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Halloween is right around the corner. Although trick-or-treating can be fun and memorable for your children, sending them off into the night can be frightening for you. However, equipping your ghosts and goblins with a smartphone can provide some peace of mind and make for a safer Halloween.

There are also a few helpful smartphone tips you can employ to ensure you and your children are fully prepared for the night ahead.

  1. Discuss with your children the importance of keeping their smartphones with them at all times. A smartphone allows for instant communication in the event of an emergency.


  1. Being in the dark can be eerie, but a smartphone’s included flashlight will add a smidge of light to the Halloween night. Confirm your children know how to access it.


  1. Ensure that the battery is fully charged. It will make you and them feel better, knowing the device will function the entire evening.


  1. Using the calendar feature, set predetermined reminders for your children to check in. If they lose track of time and forget to contact you, these reminders will come in handy.


  1. While discussing the night’s curfew, set the alarms on their smartphones with a prearranged time. Your trick-or-treaters will know when they should be home, even when they are preoccupied with friends.


  1. As obvious as this may seem, ensure the volume is turned up on their smartphones. Being unable to reach your children could be scary.

The features and functionality of a smartphone can help you create an unboolievable Halloween. If you need a smartphone or would like to upgrade, contact Chariton Valley at 660-395-9000. We offer all the latest devices on our amazing 4G LTE network. It sounds like we’re bragging, but hey, if you’ve got it, haunt it!