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It is important to keep these Halloween safety tips in mind as a parent of Trick-or-Treaters on a night of fun, fright and sometimes terror.
Prepare you kids for Halloween by reviewing these tips with them to ensure that everyone comes backs home safe and sound.
Keep scrolling below to check them out!
Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips
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- Plan Ahead- plan your route ahead of time and go over key points and areas of interest during the week and before the evening. Make sure your kids are aware of the neighborhood that they’ll be visiting as well as important phone numbers they should know.
- Use Identification- make sure to tag your children’s costumes with emergency contact information. You can also opt to use highly recommended SafetyTats which are waterproof identification stickers for small children.
- Go over traffic rules- ensure that your children know when, where and how to cross busy streets and intersections.
Say no!- Remind your kids that it is perfectly ok to say no to car rides and invites into the homes of strangers. No matter what.
- Avoid face masks- face masks can impair vision and restrict air ventilation. Opt to use facepaints instead.
- Travel in groups-Decide to trick or treat as a group instead of individually. Adult supervision is always recommended for groups of kids under the age of 14.
- Use reflective gear and tools- use reflective tape on costumes and keep a few portable flashlights on hand just in case you decide to stay out past sundown.
- Stay on path- avoid all paths that will require you to cross backyards or dark alleyways. Stay on paths that are well lit with frequent pedestrian traffic.
- Stay vigilant- be aware of your surroundings at all times. Report any suspicious activity and unlawful behavior to the authorities
- Inspect all candy and goods- refrain from allowing children to eat candy before returning home. Inspect all candy for open wrappers, punctures or any other signs of tampering evidence. Report any findings to the authorities.
I hope you all have a safe and sound Halloween and that it will be a night to remember! Please share these tips with your family and friends to ensure that they are aware of the precautions to take this holiday.