Halloween is all about finding your inner spook, but there shouldn't be anything scary about the prospect of trick-or-treating.
The NYPD has provided these tips for kids and parents to follow to come Oct. 31 to ensure that the night goes off without a hitch:
- Go trick-or-treating with your friends, stay out of buildings, homes and elevators when alone.
- Stay out of strangers' homes or cars, even if they offer you candy.
- Parents should look at all candy and treats before children eat any.
- If you go out at night wear bright-colored clothing or carry a flashlight.
- Only go trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood; stay close to home.
- If your mask blocks your vision, take it off before you cross any streets.
- Walk on the sidewalk and stay out of the streets!
- If you are out trick-or-treating with younger brothers or sisters, stay together. Help them cross the streets, and remember, always cross at the corner and wait for the light.
- Most importantly, respect other people's property, have fun and enjoy the night!
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