Keep Your Goblins Safe With These Halloween Safety Tips

In a perfect world, the best Halloween safety tips would be to have fun and maybe go easy on the treats to avoid giving yourself a candy stomach ache. Unfortunately, some of the things that make Halloween fun, also make it a prime time for accidents and injury.

Costumes and masks, neighborhood activities, excited children, house decorations and neighborhood celebrations can present plenty of opportunities for accidental injury.

Here are some important tips from the National Safety Council to help keep you and your family safe this Halloween.

Trick- or- Treat Safety Tips

  • While trick or treating a responsible adult should accompany young children through the neighborhood.
  • Cell phones should be kept down as much as possible, keeping heads up while walking across streets
  • If your older children are going on their own, help them find an acceptable route
  • Children should travel only in well-lit, familiar areas and stick with friends
  • Agree on a specific time children should return home
  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
  • If children are out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags or glow sticks are good too
  • Use nontoxic Halloween makeup
  • Remove all make up before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation

More Halloween Safety Tips for Motorists

  • Watch for children walking on streets and roadways
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
  • During evening hours, watch for children wearing dark clothing
  • Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

Please be safe!  Happy Halloween.