It’s that time of year. When ghosts and goblins come out to play. Scary skeletons and witches stalk the night in search of goodies. But the scary should always be good natured and not pose any real threat. Here’s some safety information to help keep your little monsters safe on Halloween.
Even if your younger children are going with a large group, it is still advisable to walk with them while they trick or treat. It is also a good idea to tell your kids not to eat any candy until you have inspected it thoroughly. Make sure all wrappers are closed and there are no signs of tempering. If a candy wrapper is open, discard the candy.
Lots of homes have impressive Halloween decorations and may even invite trick-or-treaters inside. Make sure your children know never to enter a stranger’s home without a trusted adult.
While walking around at night, visibility is very important. Carrying flashlights or other illuminous object such as a glow stick will help your child stand out against the dark surroundings. Stay on sidewalks wherever possible, and if there isn’t one available stay as close to the side of the road as possible walking against traffic.
Remind your children that safety is very important and that they should never run out into a street. You cannot depend on motorists to drive more carefully just because it’s Halloween. On that note too, as a motorist, use more caution when driving; you never know when a kid will dart out into the street. 😊
Having fun during this magical holiday is always the goal, and doing it safely is always the priority.
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