Halloween Safety for Trick or Treaters
Halloween is a fun time for trick-or-treaters of all ages. However, it is important to keep your child safe from danger during this fun-filled night.
Here are some suggestions on keeping your kiddos safe this year:
Creating A Jack-O-Lantern
Similarly, carving pumpkins for display should only be done with special pumpkin carving knives. These can be found at your local grocery store and no child should ever carve a pumpkin unless a parent or guardian is there to supervise it. The same also goes for placing lit candles in the pumpkins to illuminate them on your front porch Halloween night.
Checking Halloween Candy
Whether your child gets candy at Halloween parties, events, or via trick-or-treating, it is important to check each piece of candy in great detail. This includes opening up all wrappers to check for foreign objects, unusual powders, or anything that just does not look right. Sadly, there have been instances in the past where Halloween candy was found to contain blades, stones, rocks, and other non-consumption items.
There should always be a responsible adult with the children when they are trick-or-treating. If you are unable to go with your children, a trust friend or relative can step into the spot. The chaperone should also carry a cell phone, plenty of light and should be able to contact you or law enforcement if an emergency strikes.