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15 Halloween Safety Tips

October 31, 2016|Posted in: Holidays and Seasons

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Monsters, ghosts and spooky creatures aren’t the only things to be wary of at Halloween.  From carving jack-o-lanterns with sharp knives and setting them aglow with fire, to traversing busy dark streets and avoiding suspicious candy and strangers, there are plenty of things to watch out for if we want to stay safe.

Here is a list of 15 Halloween Safety Tips to help protect your entire family – the wee ones, the teens, and even the grown ups!

  1. Supervise pumpkin carving and don’t allow young children to use knives or handle fire.
  2. Make sure the candles in jack-o-lanterns are out before leaving them unattended.
  3. Make sure you and the kids can be seen in the dark. Wear light colored clothing, use reflective tape, and/or carry a flashlight!
  4. Have a grownup accompany/supervise children under 12 at all times.
  5. Always have the little ones hold hands and help you check for cars when crossing the street.
  6. Dress appropriately for the weather, so as not to get too cold, or too hot and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  7. Make sure that yours and the kids’ vision is not obstructed by costumes or masks.
  8. Trick or treat only to houses where you’re familiar with the people who live there.
  9. Check over/inspect all candy before eating it.
  10. Never eat unwrapped candy.
  11. Practice moderation when eating candy and treats.
  12. Make sure you know where your teens will be at all times.
  13. Encourage teens to celebrate with a group of friends and to stay in well lit areas.
  14. Agree upon the time that your teen will come home.
  15. Use extra caution while driving, especially in neighborhoods and watch for people in or near the street.

Wishing you and your family a Safe & Happy Halloween!

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