Trick-or-Treating Safety

    Trick-or-Treating Safety

    Oct 02, 2018

    Halloween is right around the corner, less than a month away! With Halloween comes unexpected dangers from strangers and treats that they give out. Did you know that if a house has a teal pumpkin out in front the home is giving out allergy free candy?

    Here is a list of other ways to keep you and your family safe this Halloween:

    • Walk safely: cross at corners, obey traffic light commands and watch for cars
    • trick or treat with an adult: Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
    • keep costumes creative and safe: Yes it might be really cool to wear a mask but is it a good choice at night when it could block your vision. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Another great idea is to attach glow sticks on your child.
    • Drive extra safe on Halloween: Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

    For more tips check out: https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips

    Para Espanol: https://www.safekids.org/tip/spanish-halloween-tips-pdf