Safety Tips to Be Mindful of For Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is a popular time of year for children around the world to have fun and express themselves in ways they may not always get to.

They can dress up as their favorite characters, they can hang out with their friends, and they get all the free candy their hearts desire.

What does Halloween mean to parents?

For most, it’s the smiles on their children’s faces. It’s exciting to attend all the fun festivals happening in the city and enjoy just being a kid.

It’s also time everyone kept safety in mind. With young people roaming the streets and all the hustle and bustle, here are some tips and thoughts to remember when it comes time to trick or treat.

Conner Baker via Unsplash.com

Conner Baker via Unsplash.com

For drivers:

  • Drive slowly and stay extra alert, especially in residential areas. Excited children can move quickly and in unpredictable ways. Watch out for children on medians, curbs and intersections.
  • Drive slowly and carefully when entering and exiting driveways or alleys.
  • Put your phone away and don’t get distracted. Concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Consider leaving headlights on even before sunset to spot children from afar.

For parents or legal guardians:

  • Consider supervising children under 12 wherever you are trick-or-treating.
  • Do your best to prevent children from running from house to house.
  • Flashlights are a good idea to have on hand when it gets dark.
  • It can be a good idea to avoid homes that don’t have porch lights on.
  • Keep an eye on the kids, not your phone.

One thing that really caught my eye was a post on Facebook as a reminder for those giving out candy. The tips were some things that I feel we don’t consider often enough.

These are some great things to keep in mind that we might be thinking about at night.

There I also came across good tips for parents after returning home. If you’re sorting the candy your kid has collected, do it before you let the kids dive in.

  • Discard everything:
    • Candy with torn packaging, holes or opened packaging
    • expired items
    • anything that might seem questionable

The most important thing is to remember to have fun! It’s such an amazing experience watching all the kids express themselves so creatively on Halloween and seeing all the new costumes that come out every year.

Happy scary time!

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