Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters:
* Carry a Flashlight
* Walk, don't run.
* Stay on sidewalk
* Obey traffic lights
* Stay in familiar neighborhoods
* Don't cut across gardens or driveways.
* Make sure costumes don't drag on the ground.
* Shoes should fit (even if they don't go with your costume)
* Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house.
* Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props.
* Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape.
* Approach only houses that are lit.
* Respect people's wishes not to take part not everyone is fond of celebrating halloween and some people's religions refuse to allow them to take part.
Halloween Safety Tips For Parents:
* Don't allow your children to accept any unwrapped food such as apples or cookies. Some people have been known to lace them with nasty stuff such as razor blades, bleach and in the case of biscuits, drugs.
* ESPECIALLY NOW make sure you check every item that is handed to your children.
* Don't let your children call at homes where you do not know the occupants.
* Respect the elderly, they especially do not want gangs of children knocking at their doors and can be very scared.
* Make your child eat dinner before setting out so they are not tempted to eat any sweets before you have checked them.
* Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult.
* If you buy a costume, look for one made of flame-retardant material.
* Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home.
* You should know where they're going.
* Although tampering is rare, tell children to bring all candy home to be inspected before eating anything. Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspect.
Halloween Safety Tips For Homeowners:
* Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, dog leashes and flower pots that can trip the young ones.
* Battery powered jack o' lantern candles are preferable to a real flame.
* If you do use candles, place the pumpkin well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing.
* Make sure paper or cloth outdoor decorations won't be blown into a flaming candle.
* Healthy food alternatives for trick-or-treaters include: packages of low-fat crackers with cheese or peanut butter filling, single-serve boxes of cereal, packaged fruit rolls, mini boxes of raisins and single-serve packets of low-fat popcorn that can be microwaved later.
* Non-food treat possibilities include: plastic rings,pencils,stickers,funny pencil-top erasers.
Halloween Safety Tips For Drivers:
* Go slow, slow, slow all evening.
* Adult Halloween partyers should have a designated driver.