Happy Halloween-Safety Tips

Have A Safe Halloween

• A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds

• If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you

Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.

• Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.

• Carry a cellphone for quick communication.

• Agree on a specific time children should return home

• Teach your children to never enter a stranger’s home or car

• Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends

• Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home

• All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant

• Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision

• If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks or bright reflective clothes

• When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first

• Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation

• Never put Halloween contacts in your eyes it can cause permanent damage to the eye.

Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. NSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours:

Safety Tips for Motorists

• Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs

• Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully

• At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing

• Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

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