Great Halloween Safety Tips

For Trick or Treaters  

  • Carry a flashlight. 
  • Stay on sidewalks.
  • Obey traffic signals.
  • Wear a watch you can read in the dark.
  • Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground.
  • Shoes should fit.
  • Avoid wearing masks that block sight.
  • Wear clothing with reflective markings.
  • Approach houses that are lit.
  • Stay away from and don’t pet animals you don’t know.

For Parents 

  • Make sure your child eats dinner before setting out.
  • Ideally young children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • If you buy a costume look for one that is flame retardant.
  • You should know where older children will be going.
  • Be sure children bring candy home before eating to be sure that it is safe to eat.

*Source: University of Maryland

*Image credit: Wikipedia

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