Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Parents
- There is safety in numbers. I often see parents traveling in groups with their children. That way you can have multiple adult eyes on little ones.
- If you are a young adult, rule #1 still applies. Travel with a few friends.
- Take a flashlight for poorly lit areas.
- Visit homes of people you know. Stay in familiar territory.
- Let someone know where you are going, and what time you think you will be returning. This goes for adults and young adults.
Safety Tips for Home Owners
- Make sure that your walkways are clear of debris that people may trip over. This includes electrical cords for any flashy Halloween displays; make sure they are secured with heavy tape or out of the walk ways that families will use to get to your door.
- Keep animals away from the front door and yards...this will be best for everyone. Halloween can be a scary day for our four legged friends with so many stragne faces coming to the door.
- Leave your porch light on.
- Keep a watchful eye for little ones that may have wandered from their parent, or opportunistic teenage pranksters.