Hey kids! Check out these Halloween safety tips with your parents and have a fun and safe Halloween:
Make sure your costume fits. Baggy sleeves or billowy capes and skirts can trip you up and catch fire if they brush against jack-o-lanterns or candle flames.
Make sure your shoes fit. Big, floppy shoes (clown shoes, adult shoes) that are hard to walk in may make you fall.
Make sure all costume props are flexible. Costume props can hurt you badly if you fall. Make sure swords, knives, etc. are made of flexible plastic or rubber.
Make sure your mask fits properly and the eye holes allow you to see fully. Don't wear a mask that is too loose; it can slip and block your vision. Even better, paint your face instead of wearing a mask.
Be original with a glow-in-the-dark costume. Jazz up your costume by attaching some retro reflective tape and stickers to ensure that drive's can see you.
Don't go it alone while trick-or-treating. Kids, if you're under age 13, make sure you go with an adult. Older kids should always go with buddies.
Stop at street corners. Look left, right and left again before crossing and don't cross between parked cars! Remember, never step into the street without looking to see if a vehicle is coming.
Pick only wrapped candy when you trick-or-treat. Ask your parents to check all treats to make sure they are safe.
Motorists are reminded to:
Slow down in residential neighborhoods.
Obey all traffic signs and signals.
Watch for children walking in the street or on medians and curbs.
Enter and exit driveways and alleyways carefully.
Teach children to exit and enter the car on the curb side, away from traffic.
By following these simple safety rules, Halloween night will be a real treat for the whole family. For more information contact Safe Kids Worldwide.