Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Safety - Just cause, Crime and Stuff

Halloween is an awesome festival where kids go knocking on people's doors while in costume to get candy and say 'Trick or Treat'

However, as much as we like to believe the world is like a Disney movie/ children's book, there are crazy people out there and there have been cases of people going missing, getting killed/ hurt during Halloween.

Here's some sarety things to remember when your kids go Trick or Treating - from the Wellesley Police Department.

  • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, but be cautious of possible debris, tree branches and wires that may still be on the walkways, sidewalks and roadways.

  • Trick or Treat close to your home, on streets that you and your family are familiar with.

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

  • Bring a flashlight with you and keep it on at all times to help you see the pathways and walkways better and others that may be out Trick or Treating.

  • Always WALK and don't run from house to house.

  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.

  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

  • Go out early when there is still some daylight and return home early to keep everyone safe.

  • Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers and only enter homes if you are with a trusted adult.
Just a reminder. You can have fun but don't forget to note the safety stuff too

UPDATE 11/24 : A kind gentleman by the name of Matthew Pelletier dropped me an E-mail today to pass me a link to an even more comprehensive list of Halloween safety tips. Check it here! It's really great!


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