Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes the most hectic for parents and guardians. The Halloween, take a moment to consider basic safety precautions that will make your children’s Halloween a safer night of fun.
- Choose bright, flame retardant costumes (Hint – Add reflective tape to costumes and candy bags!)
- Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets
- Make sure children know their home phone number and address in case you get separated
- Teach them how to call 911 in an emergency
- Teach children to say “No!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them
- Never send younger children out alone – they should be with a parent or guardian, or another trusted adult
- Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats
- Don’t let children enter a home unless you are with them
- Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them
- Discuss basic pedestrian safety rules when walking to and from houses
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