Halloween is around the corner, and you know what that means – trick or treat! Come the 31st, there are going to be lots of little kids running around in costume looking to get their sugar fix. Maybe you have a child of your own that’s excited to dress up for free candy. Here’s some trick or treat safety tips that can be put to good use this Halloween season to make sure everybody gets their treats without any tricks.
First of all, trick or treating with your child is crucial. No child under 12 should be allowed to go out without an adult, and those who are old enough to go without supervision should stay in well-lit, familiar areas.
Children should be instructed to walk safely. Don’t let kids play on their mobile devices; they should keep their heads up to see where they’re going. Only cross at corners and stay on the sidewalk when not crossing the street. If possible, plan a route in advance to minimize the amount of times you’ll need to cross the street.
Keep an eye out for dangerous costumes too – masks obstruct children’s vision, and if the child is wearing a dark costume, have them wear reflective tape or carry a glowstick.
Trick or treat safety is important. Even if you aren’t taking the kids out, it’s important to drive safely around costumed trick or treaters, too. Let’s keep our kids and our community safe this Halloween!