Halloween Safety Tips

October 27, 2016

We have put together some Halloween safety tips while you and your child are out trick or treating. It’s such a fun tradition to do on Halloween night, but it’s also very important to keep safety in mind. You can find face paint, flashlights and glow sticks at Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart!

 

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  2. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  3. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  4. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  5. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 
  6. Keep in mind that gum and hard candy can pose a choking risk for young children.
  7. Use the sidewalk whenever possible. If there's no sidewalk, walk on the side of the road facing traffic.
  8. Don’t visit houses that are not well lit. Never go inside a stranger's house.
  9. Ensure that toy weapons and similar accessories are made of soft or flexible material. Hard or rigid costume accessories can cause accidents.
  10.  All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
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