Halloween Safety | South Shore Moms

You’ve already made sure that the house is decorated, the candy is bought, and costumes are made/purchased/cleaned; it is never too late to discuss some tips with your kids on how to be safe while out Trick or Treating.

Here are few tips before the spooky fun begins:

  • Always have a responsible adult accompany smaller children
  • Older kids going alone should always Trick or treat in groups; never alone!
  • Bring a flashlight with you; it gets dark earlier than you think this time of year!
  • Have glow sticks and/or glow necklaces available to help see where kids are at night.
  • Only visit well-lit houses.
  • Discuss a familiar route and set a curfew for older kids
  • Never enter a house you don’t know or don’t trust.
  • Never get into a car with a stranger.
  • Examine candy before it is eaten.
  • If you see something, say something. Tell your parent and contact local authorities of anything suspicious or dangerous.
  • For Kids with cell phones/smart devices make sure that tracking is on (i.e. Find my I phone)

For Homeowners:

  • Make sure all walkways are properly lit, avoid candles or any flames
  • Do not leave candy outside unattended
  • Keep pets inside and away from windows and doors as Trick or Treaters arrive
  • Only hand out wrapped candy and try to avoid major allergens if possible (i.e.: peanut butter, nuts)

As parents, the safety of our kids is always the #1 priority! We hope that these refresher tips will help you and your kids enjoy a safe and fun Halloween!

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