Halloween, Keep your Little Ghosts and Goblins Safe
We want to make help your prepare for a fun and safe Halloween. Here are some easy tips for you and your family for the trick-or-treat festivities.
Check your local newspaper, municipality’s website, or social media feed to get updates on times for trick-or-treating (many locations offer indoor options).
Make sure you have several working flashlights and so that everyone can see and be seen, glow sticks and other self illuminated products are widely available.
Only visit houses with porch lights that are turned on!
Be vigilant while crossing streets, look both ways before you cross and try to cross only at corners.
Stay in groups and keep an eye out for each other while trick-or-treating.
Consider costumes that are bright and reflective.
Your costumes accessories should be made from soft pliable materials.
Do not eat any candy until you return home to your parents.
All parents should inspect and review all candy collected before allowing children to consume. (feel free to collect a candy inspection tax).
Discard any candy that show signs of tampering and throw away any candy that is not sealed or in the original packaging.
After eating candy don’t forget to brush your teeth (consider a new fun Halloween themed toothbrush).
If you are driving this Halloween season, DRIVE SLOWLY! Never text while driving – it is a distraction and likely illegal in many cities. Children will be out and about – so keep a sharp eye for everyone on the street.
We've also included the Official Halloween Safety Game below. Take a turn and let your little ones also test their Halloween Safety Knowledge.