Halloween Safety Tips

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While Halloween is an exciting time for all, it is important to educate and remind children about the importance of safety while trick-or-treating.

Here are a few simple tips to ensure everyone has a safe and fun Halloween:

  • Children should trick or treat in groups in a familiar neighbourhood.
  • Younger children should be accompanied by a trusted adult who accompanies them to the door of every home they approach.
  • Review road safety rules with your child, such as looking both ways before crossing the road and create a specific route for children to follow. Stay on side of the street and then cross over at the end of the block. Avoid crisscrossing the street.
  • Carry a flashlight for extra visibility and only visit homes where the lights have been turned on.
  • Remind children to never enter a stranger’s home or vehicle.
  • Ensure children are dressed for the weather and that their costumes are easily visible by incorporating bright colors and reflective taped.
  • Avoid masks with limited visibility or use face paint instead.
  • Inspect all candy received and throw away any unwrapped or unsealed items.

Happy Halloween from our MHCBE family to yours. Have fun and be SAFE!