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Child Safety

Child Halloween Safety Tips

  • Trick-or-Treat with a group and take along a parent or a teen-aged brother or sister.
  • Trick-or-Treat in neighborhoods you know, you trust and that are well lit. Stay out of dark alleys, dark stairwells or remote locations.
  • Discuss your Halloween route with your parents and the time you will return.
  • Wear clothing that is light in color and not too long. Add something that glows in the dark or is reflective.
  • Wear make-up instead of a mask that can inhibit vision.
  • Take a flashlight and walk on the sidewalks.
  • Cross streets at the crosswalks and stay away from cars.
  • Stay outside the homes you visit.
  • Be sure all treats are wrapped and sealed. Eat them only after a parent checks them first.
  • Trust your feelings! Stay away from strange or uncomfortable situations.
  • If you do not feel safe Trick-or-Treating, do not Trick-or-Treat.
  • Have a fun and SAFE Halloween.


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