Halloween Safety Tips

HALLOWEEN SAFETY (distributed by District 3 Police, Denver, CO)

Helpful hints to keep your kids safe

Before you go out:

  • Feed your children to help cut the urge to snack on the route.
  • Bring your own candy, so your children won’t eat unchecked treats.
  • Costumes should be flame-retardant, warm and not too long.
  • Masks should fit properly and have large eyeholes.
  • Use non-toxic face paint or makeup.
  • Put reflective tape on trick-or-treat bag.

While you are out:

  • If you have small children, go out before dark.
  • Children should go with an adult, carry a flashlight and wear flameretardant,
  • reflective clothing.
  • Carry glow sticks or wear glow jewelry to be easily seen by drivers.
  • Be careful not to break or bite glow sticks/jewelry.
  • Trick-or-treat only in familiar, well-lit areas.
  • Only visit homes you know.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing streets.
  • Use crosswalks when possible and don’t run from between parked cars.
  • Stay away from dogs or other animals.
  • Give and accept wrapped candy only.

After you are home:

  • Carefully check all treats before allowing your children to eat them.
  • Only eat candy from original, unopened, and undamaged wrappers.
  • Throw away candy if wrappers are faded, torn, or signs of re-wrapping.
  • When in doubt, throw it out!!!