7 Halloween Safety Tips That You Need to Know

It’s almost that time of year again…Halloween is only a few weeks away! Halloween is super fun for children and adults. It is that one time of year to act silly, dress up in costumes, and venture out to “trick-or-treat” for candy and other goodies. Halloween is the one day out of the year where you can show how creative your imagination can be. With all the fun Halloween brings there are safety precautions that need to be taken in order to have a fun and safe Halloween. Here are seven tips parents should follow in order to make their child have a great Halloween.
1. Make sure a parent or a responsible adult is always supervising children when going house to house making their neighborhood rounds. A child is never too old to be with an adult.
2. Tell children to never enter a stranger’s home, even if they are luring them with “special” candy. Have a set of rules and guidelines that your children are aware of.
3. Remind children to look both ways before crossing the street. Most “trick-or-treating” occurs at night and motorists cannot always see small children crossing the streets. Just because one car sees them, it doesn’t mean the next one will. Also, always carry a light or wear something with reflectors. This helps drivers see pedestrians and avoid accidents.
4. Always check your children’s Halloween candy that they receive. Even if it doesn’t seem tampered with, it is still necessary to check it.
5. Have your children eat before they go “trick-or-treating”. This will make them too full to eat all that delicious candy. Educate your children about how too many sweets can be bad for you. Don’t let them go overboard on the candy.
6. Check the internet for sex offenders near the neighborhood. Yes parents this is a scary thing, but it is also reality. Do some research to know which houses you need to avoid. If you or your children see anything suspicious report it immediately to 911.
7. Keep track of time. Don’t let your children stay out too late. Even if Halloween falls on the weekend, children still need to get plenty of rest. A general recommendation is not to let children “trick-or-treat” after 9 P.M.

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