Halloween Tips for Safety and Happiness
- It’s never safe for children to trick-or-treat alone. Trick-or-treating should always be in a group, or with a trusted adult.
- Remind trick-or-treaters that it’s important to look both ways before crossing the street, and to always cross at a regular crosswalk.
- It’s never good to trick-or-treat in an unfamiliar neighborhood.
- Reflective tape should be fastened to costumes and bags to help drivers see trick-or-treaters. It’s also good for them to carry a flashlight.
- Remind trick-or-treaters of the dangers of getting into a stranger’s car at any time. If someone stops them and asks for help or offers them candy, tell them to scream as loud as they can and run.
- Masks, costumes, and shoes should fit well to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
- Only factory-wrapped treats should be eaten, and homemade treats from strangers should be avoided.
- Homes should not be entered unless a trick-or-treater(s) is (are) with a trusted adult.
- Children should wear flame-resistant costumes, and they should never walk near lit candles.
- Feed trick-or-treaters food, or a snack, before they go out so that they won’t be tempted to eat treats before they get home (this is best), or not eat many of them before they get home (this is next best).
Remember, if your family celebrates Halloween; make it a safe and enjoyable occasion.
Remember also the Health Power motto: KNOWLEDGE + ACTION = POWER!