Being Safe on Halloween

Hello everyone!

Halloween is just around the corner, but it is never too late to start thinking about Halloween safety.

When going out, there are a couple of rules both parents and kids should remember.

1. Never take candy that looks like it was hand-made or previously opened. Eating tampered or poisoned candy can lead to serious illness. Better to be safe than sorry.

2. Small children should always be accompanied by an adult while trick or treating. Older children on their own should be with a group, and parents or caregivers should discuss the route and check-in times to make sure everything is going alright.

3. Only visit houses with porch lights on and never go inside someone’s house or car for a treat. Try to stay in well lit areas and notify the police if you see any suspicious or unlawful activity.

4. When attending Haunted Houses, always go with a group and make sure everyone is accounted for at the end. With all of the commotion and fun going on, people can get lost or worse. Be safe and travel in groups.

5. Make sure costumes are functional and safe. If a mask blocks your vision, find a new one or take it off. Being alert and safe should always be the top priority.

For more tips on how to stay safe this Halloween, check out:

http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/Halloween-Safety-Tips.aspx

Thanks for reading! Have fun, be safe, and Happy Halloween!