Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety Tips

We want everyone in our community to have a safe and fun Halloween. Please remind children of the importance of being safe while out trick-or-treating. Here are some important safety tips:

  • Make sure children are accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager when they go door-to-door. Please do NOT let them go alone!
  • Instruct children to never eat anything until they are home and the treats have been examined. Do not allow children to eat any homemade goodies.
  • Check the treat wrappers for signs of tampering.
  • Throw out suspicious treats.
  • Make sure children’s costumes fit, the costumes are short enough to prevent tripping and that children can see well. Remember, using face paint makes it easier to see than wearing a mask.
  • Tell your children to trick-or-treat in their own neighborhood and to stay on well-lighted streets.
  • Teach your children not to go inside or in the back or side yard of any home.
  • If children are going to be out after dark make sure they carry a flashlight. Reflective clothing or tape is a good idea.
  • Know which friends your child will be with and which route they will be taking.
  • Leave your porch light on, so children will know its okay to visit your home.
  • Teach your children to use the sidewalks and to watch out for traffic.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.

Be safe and have fun!

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