- Do not trick-or-treat alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Younger children should always be accompanied by a trusted adult.
- Be cautious of strangers and do enter any houses or vehicles of a person you do not know.
- Plan your candy route with an adult and stay on it! It is important that your parents know where you are.
- Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible and do not walk in the road.
- If there are no sidewalks stay on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
- Always look both ways before crossing the road
- Don’t run from house to house.
- Only visit houses where the lights are on.
- If your costume is dark put reflective tape on costumes and bags and always carry a flashlight to help drivers see you.
- Wear a watch so you know when to be home or to check in.
- Costume accessories, like swords and wands, should be short, soft, and flexible.
- Wear costumes that fit well and do not drag the floor to avoid trips, and falls.
- Wear masks that you can see out of to avoid blocked vision.
- Do not walk near lit candles or luminaries and wear flame-resistant costumes.
- Take a cell phone with you so you can call to check in or let your parents know you need help or a ride home.
- Say thank you for your treats, even if it’s something you don’t like!
- Let your parents or a trusted adult check your candy before you eat it.
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