Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a day children love to dress up in costumes because it allows them to express their imagination and creativity;  Getting lots of candy while “trick-or-treating” only adds to the fun. Halloween also has a few dangers that you and your children need to be aware of. Not only are a lot of children out on Halloween, but so are child predators. Keep in mind this isn’t only Halloween night, but any Fall Festivals and events your family might attend.

We realize that many of your children are not old enough to trick-or-treat for Halloween yet but every parent that is made aware of the dangers can help keep another child safe.

 

General Safety

halloweenpumpkinFirst and most importantly, make sure an adult goes along to supervise your child. A child who walks alone on Halloween is vulnerable to predators.

  • You and your child should walk with flashlights for better visibility and to allow others to spot you more easily.
  • Teach your child to stay on the sidewalk and hold your hand when crossing the street.
  • Try to use lighter colors or reflective fabric on costumes to increase the visibility of your child to motorists and other trick-or-treaters.
  • Teach your child to never run at night and stay on lighted sidewalks, streets and driveways. Instruct them NOT to travel across peoples yards where there my be obstructions such as sprinklers, flowerpots, yard tools, and other tripping hazards.

Read more about costumes, stranger danger and candy safety.