A Halloween Safety Check
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- If children are out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.
- Halloween makeup should be nontoxic; test it in a small area first; remove it before children go to bed to prevent skin irritation.
On the Prowl
Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Lack of visibility because of low lighting at night also plays a factor in these incidents.
- A responsible adult should accompany young children.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
- Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run.