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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Trick-or-Treaters

Posted on - Saturday, October 24, 2015 under Safety Tips

Few parts of childhood are more enduring than trick-or-treating on Halloween. It would hard to come up with a better idea from a kid’s perspective than going around the neighborhood collecting handfuls of free candy just for knocking on doors while in a fun costume.

As fun as it is to trick-or-treat, childhood enthusiasm, the darkness of nighttime, costumes that may obscure vision, and individuals with bad intent mean that Halloween is not without danger for your little Elsas or Avengers.

To make sure that the worst thing that happens to your child this Halloween is a tummy ache on November 1st, follow these Halloween safety tips:

  • An adult should accompany smaller children.
  • For older children going out without adult, make sure they know your rules, geographic limits, and the time they need to be home
  • Know what streets or neighborhoods your child will go trick-or-treating.
  • Don’t allow them in areas with which you are not familiar or comfortable.
  • Go trick-or-treating in a group
  • Provide your child with a cell phone
  • Walk only on sidewalks
  • Cross only in crosswalks
  • Never go into a stranger’s house
  • Never accept a ride from a stranger
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Make sure you inspect their bag of candy before your child eats anything.  Of course, taste testing is encouraged of all Snickers and Butterfingers.

If you live in or around Carrollton and you’d rather have your child stock their candy bags from stores instead of homes, you can head to Adamson Square in Carrollton on Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 until noon for their annual trick-or-treat extravaganza.

Here’s wishing everyone a safe, fun, and candy-filled Halloween.