Halloween Safety

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Halloween Safety

Trick or treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! They can get dressed up in scary costumes and go door-to-door, begging “Trick-or-Treat” from neighbors or at the local mall. Lots of towns have a harvest festival so kids can Trick-or-Treat safely, but going door to door is the stuff of childhood memories. It should be a fun time without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can keep your child safe this Halloween.

  • Young children should always go trick-or-treating with an adult.
  • Never Trick-or-Treat alone.
  • Plan your entire route and make sure your family knows what it is.
  • Wait until you get home and your parents check your candy before you eat it.
  • Accept treats in the doorway. Never go inside a stranger’s home.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Wear costumes with reflective markings and bright colors.
  • Costumes should not drag the floor.
  • Children should only go out during daylight hours unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Let your children know not to cut through back alleys, yards, or fields.
  • Make sure they know to stay in populated areas and don’t go off the beaten path.
  • Be aware of open flames around costumes.