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Halloween Safety Tips

27 October, 2022

Helpful,

Michigan,

Halloween is one of kids favorite holidays. They get to dress up as their most loved fictional character and collect unlimited candy goodness. We want this Halloween to be as special as any other, so here’s some tips to keep your kids safe during Halloween.


  1. Make sure your kid can be seen!


Halloween is a night-time activity and without a light source of some kind any kid can be difficult to spot. A flashlight, glow sticks, or even reflective tape on their costume are just some of the ways your kids won’t blend in with the night sky. 


  1. Always have an adult present


Don’t let your kids roam the streets of your neighborhood without supervision. Trick-or-treating can be dangerous when you least expect it, so always keep an eye on your children. If your kids are older, make sure they are with a group of kids and stick together until curfew.


  1. Stay out of the road


Just because it is Halloween does not mean cars won’t be driving on the road. Stick to the sidewalks and keep an extra eye out if you do have to cross a road at some point in the night. 


  1. Homemade candy is a no-no


If someone you don’t know offers you homemade candy, DO NOT accept it. If you know them personally, then it is okay, but homemade candy from a stranger can be a health hazard. It could be laced with something or made in unsanitary conditions. 


  1. Make sure your kid has a cell phone if they are without supervision


If you are sending your kid out with a group of friends and no adults, make sure they have a cell phone in case of emergencies. It can come in handy if the kid finds themself in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation.


  1. Wait until your home to eat your candy


Kids! Do not eat any of your candy until you are home and have checked to make sure it is all safe. Let an adult empty out the candy bag and check to make sure all the candy is sanitary and okay to eat.


We hope these tips help keep you and your kids safe on Halloween, check back to our blog to get more helpful tips and resources!