Safety Tips This Halloween
October 29th, 2021
Kids look forward to Halloween for months, excited to dress up and visit neighbors for tricks and treats. It’s a perfect time to get to know those in your community, especially if this is your first fall season in your new home. Unfortunately, Halloween also presents some dangers for kids, all avoidable with a few simple reminders.
- Did you know children are nearly four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other night of the year? The number one rule on Halloween is: Glow in the dark. Even the scariest ghost needs to be seen by drivers once the sun goes down. Encourage kids to carry flashlights and glowsticks or wear reflective materials to be as visible as possible.
- Try to avoid bulky costume masks that impair vision. Children should be able to see clearly when crossing the street.
- Carry hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes. Not only is COVID-19 still a danger, but so are other seasonal illnesses like flu and RSV.
- Go out with a group and stay with your group throughout your entire route.
- Know your route ahead of time and discuss where kids should meet you if they get separated. The more parents accompany children, the better.
- Be careful with glow sticks and small children. It’s so important to be seen on Halloween night, but glow sticks should be handed out carefully to the youngest trick-or-treaters since their contents can be toxic even in small amounts. Every Halloween, hospitals see an increase in poisoning incidents involving them.
- Lastly, the oldest rule is still true: check every piece of candy before kids dive in, ensuring wrappers are unbroken and there are no unknown, suspicious-looking candies.
The chance of kids encountering a dangerous situation on Halloween is small, but following a few simple rules reduces that chance even further. At Keystone Communities, we hope you enjoy a safe Halloween in your new neighborhood and that your tiny superheroes, ballerinas, and ninjas get more candy than they can carry.
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