Halloween can be so exciting and fun—especially if you have children in your life. But don’t let the excitement and anticipation of dressing up and trick-or-treating take over your common sense. Go over this Halloween safety reminder with the kids well before letting the little goblins go out. Here 15 easy-to-remember tips to help keep them safe and sound.


  1. Help your children plan costumes that are bright and reflective.
  2. Teach your kids their home phone number and how to call 9-1-1 if they get lost or have an emergency.
  3. Be sure to walk with a flashlight so that you are seen by others.
  4. Remind kids to stay in a group, walk slowly and let others know where they are going.
  5. Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.
  6. Use well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  7. Never let your kids cut across yards or use alleys.
  8. Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat.
  9. Remind children to follow traffic and pedestrian signals.
  10.  Have your kids remove any masks or items that limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway or alley.
  11. Never eat food that is unwrapped or drink from open beverages.
  12. Adults should thoroughly inspect treats once their child is at home. Throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
  13. No one wants an achy tooth. Allot some your child’s candy for the days following Halloween.
  14. It’s true that sharing is caring, but make sure your kids don’t give candy toddlers.
  15. A healthy Halloween is a great Halloween. Try buying healthier, packaged food alternatives for kids who visit your home.


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