Oct 20, 2011 at 18:55
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Halloween is fast approaching and the one thing that probably on the minds of every parent is their child’s safety. Below are some safety tips that you & your children should know about when they go trick-or-treating this Halloween. This is by no means a complete list, but should give parents & children a good start.

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • Never, ever go into a strangers house or even ring their door for treats unless your parents are with you and say that it’s okay. There are some people in life that aren’t very nice to kids and you have to be careful. Always make sure that your mom or dad is within sight when you go out trick-or-treating.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will!
  • A parent should always inspect the candy a child brings home before they eat it to ensure it is safe and free from tampering.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Last but not least: Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.



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