Safety is always a concern on Halloween night. One bad experience could ruin the holiday for an entire family for many years to come. It is important that not only the children, but teens and adults as well are reminded to take the safety of everyone into consideration on this night. Please, take the time to read over these safety pointers and review them with your children, both young and old. If you have suggestions for the inclusion of additional safety tips, please Email us and let us know. Have a safe Halloween!
- Stay with your parent, sibling or guardian, dont run ahead of the group.
- Be extra careful on stairs and porches; dont push ahead of others.
- Stay on the sidewalks. Never walk in the road, except to cross the street.
- Be careful crossing the streets and always make sure to look both ways.
- Never eat any candy until after it has been checked out by your parents.
- Never enter the home of a stranger or get into a car with a stranger.
- Watch out for Jack-O-Lanterns with candles in them.
- Stay in well lit areas and never cut through yards.
- Have Fun, and remember to use your manners. Always say "Thank You".
- Make sure to remind your children of the above safety pointers.
- Make sure younger children are accompanied by a parent or responsible adult, especially during hours of darkness.
- Bring a few small snacks/candies from home as an alternative to snacking on uninspected treats.
- Have children carry flashlights or glow-sticks to increase their visibility.
- Make sure your child’s costume fits properly and will not impede them from seeing, walking or ascending/descending stairs.
- Check props for sharp edges, and ensure that children are reminded not to use them as weapons against others.
- Have older kids, who plan to be out with friends, talk with you about their plans.
- Know where and with whom they plan to be.
- Set a curfew for children planning to be out with friends and stress the importance of their compliance.
- Explain the difference between pranks and vandalism, and remind them of the consequences of making poor choices.
- Make sure porches, stairs, and walkways are well lit.
- Remove or protect potential trip hazards.
- Keep decorations and Jack-O-Lanterns off of stairways and walkways.
- If you have extention cords out, make sure they are covered or taped down.
- If using Fog Machines, make sure the fog does not drift into the roads causing decreaed visibility.
- Make sure lighting is set up so as not to cause a distraction to drivers.