Keeping your kids safe and away from the monsters is what you do. Halloween is a time to dress up and have fun, and not let your precious babies know that there are bad people out there.

One way to do that is to be aware of who lives in your neighborhood and surrounding areas. Before you take your kids out Halloween, familiarize yourself with any registered sex offenders who might be living near you and your family.

Family Watch Dog and the Texas Department of Public Safety both allow you to search by name and address or by zip code, county, and state. These sites give you all the information you might need. The registered persons description, age, crime, and address. There is no such thing as being too aware of our children safety. Have a happy and safe Halloween.