Holloween safety tips from your friends at Northeast Remote Surveillance and Alarm, LLC
Kids of all ages love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, Halloween parties, classroom parties and
trips to a neighborhood haunted house.
But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.
A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you
Agree on a specific time when children should return home
Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a house or car for a treat
Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during
Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs
Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
Instruct your children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone
Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
Teach your children to never enter a stranger’s home
- All costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire-resistant
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape and light sticks to their costumes and bags to make sure they are visible
- When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
For kids, Halloween is a fun day to dress up and collect candy. For parents, it can be scary. Keep your kids safe this Halloween with these tips.