The great holiday of Halloween is upon us, do you know how you can keep your children safe when they go out to Trick-or-Treat?
Halloween is a great holiday in which people all over America dress up as their favorite hero or villain, and take their children trick-or-treating. But this holiday is not without its risks; as children flood the streets at night, there are certain precautions that parents can take to ensure their child’s safety and reduce the possibility of injury or worse. If you want to keep your kids safe this Halloween, take these tips into consideration.
It’s difficult for drivers to see anything that’s clad in black at night, so encourage that their costume is one with bright colors. If bright colors aren’t on your child’s radar, reflective patches can be added to their costume so that they pop out when drivers are near. Glow sticks can an additional layer of visibility and gives an ominous, spooky glow to any costume.
No child under the age of 12 should be without parent supervision when trick-or-treating. If your child is responsible enough, make sure that they go with their friends and that they stick around the local and familiar neighborhood.
- Children should stick to sidewalks; if there are no sidewalks make sure they walk facing traffic and be as far to the left as possible.
- Cross only at crosswalks and pay attention to traffic signals.
- They should not run, as drivers may not check behind them when backing out of their driveway.
- Kids must look both ways before they use the crosswalk and continue to do so as they cross the street.
All of us at Scautub Agency in Scotia, New York would like to encourage you to try these tips to help your children have the best and safest Halloween.