Halloween Safety Tips

Very soon the city streets will be filled with children excitedly running around to get some candy in their bags, and we will hear the happy voices calling out “trick or treat!” Halloween (October 31st) is a wonderful time for most kids (and adults, too!). However, we must ensure our children’s safety. Below are a few ways in which we can keep our kids safe this Halloween:

1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
4. 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.
5. Children should avoid stray animals.
6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighbourhood.

Wishing everyone a very safe and Happy Halloween!