It’s that time of the year! Tonight many kids will be going house-to-house and collecting that candy! Trick-or-Treating is something kids look forward too each year! I am even sure the kids are mostly thinking about candy at school today. So before you send out your kids tonight make sure they are going to be safe! Here are some Halloween safety tips to follow.
- Younger children should be accompanied by an adult when “Trick-or-Treating”, older children should go with friends.
- Parents should know the route taken by older children, and stay in neighborhoods known to them.
- Only approach homes that are well-lit, inside and out.
- Children should only enter homes known to them and with prior approval by parents.
- Children should wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick.
- Costumes should always be flame-resistant. Stay clear of luminaries or candle-lit jack-o-lanterns.
- Make sure any masks worn allow for clear visibility and breathing.
- Don’t eat any treats until they can be inspected for tampering. Look for tears and even pin size holes in the wrappers. Don’t eat homemade treats from any strangers. Make sure kids have a good meal before they head out so that they are not snacking on their Halloween treats before they get home.
- Stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts or go into isolated areas.
- Where there are no sidewalks, walk close to curb facing oncoming traffic, never with your back to traffic
- Cross only at crosswalks, don’t walk between parked cars.
- Adults should never ask a child for help, they should ask other adults.
- NEVER approach a vehicle, even if it appears unoccupied.
- If someone tries to take a child (or anyone) scream, kick, run away, grab something large like a trash can, light pole, anything that makes it harder to be pushed into a vehicle.
- Report any suspicious people/activity to parents, police.
- Practice with children what to do when in danger.
Of course Geek Alabama is going out into the fun tonight! I am going to be at Glenwood Terrace where the tradition of the headless horseman rides through every Halloween! And every house is already decorated for Halloween! Look for pictures on Geek Alabama on Thursday!
For even more Halloween safety tips go to: http://www.halloween-safety.com/.
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