Enjoy HALLOWEEN The Safe Way

Halloween is celebrated and loved by people of all ages. But it’s important that everyone practices safety so the holiday, with all of its treats, can be enjoyed. Take note of these safety tips and ensure the night is fun for everyone.

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

1. Make sure your child’s costume fits well. Check that nothing could cause a trip or fall.
2. Encourage your child to try face painting instead of a mask. It can be hard for a child to see and hear when wearing a mask.
3. Make sure your child can be seen easily by drivers. Add a reflective stripe on a dark costume and on trick-or-treat bags. Give your child a glow stick or a flashlight to carry and/or a glow-in-the-dark bracelet
or necklace
to wear.
4. Go trick-or-treating with your child if he or she is under 12. If your child is older,
make sure they have a mobile phone to take along. Help work out a travel
route to follow and give your child a specific time to be home.

5. Tell your child to wait until getting home before eating any treats.
Go through the treats and throw away anything homemade unless you know the person it came from. Also toss anything that is not in a wrapper or has a wrapper that is damaged.

Halloween Safety Tips for Children

1. Go trick or treating with a trusted adult or with a group of friends if you’re old enough. Never go alone.
Take a cell
phone so
you can
call home.
2. Visit only homes of people you know. Never go inside a stranger’s home or inside of a car for a treat.
3. Walk in well-lit areas. Stay on the sidewalk if there is one. If you have to walk on the road, keep to the side and face oncoming traffic.
4. Look both ways before crossing the street and obey traffic signals. Never cross the street between parked cars; cross at intersections and use crosswalks.

5. Wait until you get home to eat your treats. Let your parent or caregiver go through your treats to take out any that may be dangerous.

A little safety can go a long way on Halloween. Take the proper measures to keep you and your loved ones safe during this festive holiday.