Take Safety Home: Trick-or-Treat Safety

Halloween night is fast approaching but before you send your children out to go Trick-or-Treating, please remember a few safety tips that will help to keep your family safe:

  • Check your town’s curfew times so your child can get as much trick-or-treating in as they want.
  • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Older children should always trick-or-treat with friends, never alone. Plan a safe route for them to trick-or-treat, set a time for their return, and make sure they have a cell phone with them in the case of an emergency.
  • Teach your children to stay in populated areas that are well lit and remind them to never go into the home of a stranger.
  • Give your child a flashlight, glow stick or fasten reflective tape to their costume or bag to help make them more visible to drivers on the road.
  • Remind your children to never walk too close to lit candles or luminaries and be sure they wear flame-resistant costumes.
  • Avoid costumes that drag on the ground and are a tripping hazard to your child. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure that they can see clearly and their vision is not hindered. Make sure the shoes they are wearing are comfortable; sometimes princess shoes, large boots, or other types of shoes that are shown with costumes are cute, but definitely not practical.
  • Most importantly, your children should not eat any treats until they bring them home and parents have a chance to examine them.

Wishing everyone a happy, safe, and fun Halloween!

 

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