Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Children
Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year for young children. Dressing up, walking in the dusk or dark with friends and family to collect candy and treats is fun, but not without a few risks. Taking basic precautions can help you and your children have a safe Halloween evening.
Trick-or-Treating Safety for children
* Go out between 5:30 and 7pm in most neighborhoods or find out if there’s a town-sponsored Halloween event.
* Go only to well-lit, inviting houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses.
* Safety in numbers; always travel in small groups accompanied by an adult.
Safety Tips for walking in Neighborhoods
* Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks, and avoid crossing yards.
* Cross streets at the corner, use crosswalks (where they exist), and do not cross between parked cars.
* Stop at all corners and stay together in a group before crossing.
* Wear clothing that is bright, reflective, and flame retardant.
* Consider using face paint instead of masks. (Masks can obstruct a child’s vision.)
* Avoid wearing hats that will slide over their eyes.
* Avoid wearing long, baggy or loose costumes or over sized shoes (to prevent tripping).
Be Safe and have fun!