Here Are Some Guidelines on How to Stay this Halloween

Halloween is a fun American holiday tradition.  While it can be a lot of fun, it is important to keep our children safe.  Here are some guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • A parent (or another adult) should always accompany young children while they are trick or treating.
  •  Children should use flashlights with fresh batteries.
  • If older children are going alone, review the route they intend to take and make sure it t is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when your children should return home.
  • Make sure your children only go to homes with a porch light on.  Don’t enter a home or car for a treat, even if the homeowners seem nice and polite.


Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick-or-treaters:

  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Remember to wear reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
  • Carry a cellphone for communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys, particularly if they are dark.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or driveways because other drivers will not be able to see you.
  • Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!  Don’t assume because you can see a car that they can see you.
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

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