HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
With Halloween fast approaching, here are some easy tips to help keep your children safe while they enjoy trick-or-treating:
- Children should always be accompanied by a responsible adult while trick-or-treating
- Do not eat unwrapped candy and inspect all treats before eating them
- Avoid hallways and deserted areas that are dimly lit
- Do not enter a stranger’s home or car
- Obey all traffic rules
- Walk on the sidewalk and not in the street
- Do not wear costumes that block your view
- Do not wear clothing or accessories that suggest that you are affiliated with a gang
- Carry flashlights and wear reflective clothing at night
- Do not wear costumes that make it difficult to walk
- If your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out without you make sure that they have a cell phone, and instruct them to stay in well lit, well-populated areas. Preferably, it is best for a group to stay together while trick-or-treating without an adult
- Explain to children of all ages the difference between tricks and vandalism which could be a criminal offense.
- Pet safety should also be a consideration. Some people find Halloween to be an excuse to perpetrate acts of animal cruelty. Harming animals is morally wrong and punishable by the law
Make this Halloween a fun, safe and a festive occasion for you and your family!