Halloween falls on a Friday this year which is great for parents and kids alike! No school the next day means a night of trick or treating plus sleeping in the next day. While this time of year brings spooky fun and dressing up as your favorite characters, it is also a time when safety becomes an important topic.
Check out some tips from Cell Phone Sally on how to have a happy Halloween as well as a safe and smart holiday:
- Always buddy up when trick or treating. Walk in groups with a trusted adult.
- Avoid costumes that are too dark. Light and reflective clothing is best. Fasten reflective tape onto costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Make sure to examine all the candy when you get home. Check for any choking hazards or candy that has been tampered with. And don’t eat too much candy when you get home- it could make you sick to your stomach.
- Take a flashlight with you to help guide your way in the dark.
- Always look both ways before crossing the street. Cars move fast so be aware of your surroundings.
- Enter homes ONLY if you are with a trusted adult. And never under any circumstances accept a ride from a stranger.
- Carry a cell phone with you to make sure you can contact help in case of an emergency.
- If you are ever in an emergency situation, please do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1.
Looking for more safety tips? Check out some information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/121343/100.pdf. We hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!