We don’t know about you, but we are excited for cooler weather, colorful leaves, and spooky decor. Halloween is always a fun part of the year. Who doesn’t like decorating, dressing up, and overeating candy?
Although Halloween is about having fun, there are still potential risks. Fortunately, those risks can mostly be avoided, and we’ve put together a few safety tips so you, your friends, and your family can have a safe but fun celebration.
1. Check your candy
The number one Halloween rule that we have all been told since we were children is to check your candy. Candy could be hazardous, and it’s recommended that you do not accept or eat treats from people you don’t know.
2. Stay in groups
Avoid going out or trick-or-treating alone. Kids, especially, should be in a group or with a trusted adult. Avoid strangers, and don’t enter the home of someone you don’t know.
3. Walk, don’t run
Halloween is exciting, and we know kids are ready to fill up their buckets of candy. However, walking instead of running will help keep everyone safe. Always look both ways before crossing the street, and steer clear of moving vehicles.
4. Drive safely
Not everyone wants to walk up and down every block, especially when kids start getting tired or fussy. If you choose to drive on Halloween, look out for pedestrians. Be extra cautious, slow down, and get rid of any distractions (seriously, no texting and driving).
5. Secure home
We hate that even on a holiday, we have to worry about predators, but they do exist. Make sure your home is locked and secure. Don’t answer the door for anyone who may look suspicious.
On Halloween, be observant and careful of your surroundings at all times and take necessary precautions to keep yourself and everyone else safe. Most importantly, have a good time!