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Halloween Safety Tips

October 18, 2016

Halloween is such a fun and exciting time not just for kids but parents as well. It’s a perfect time to let our kid side out and have a little fun with creativity. Unfortunately, the “kid” side some let out is not fun for anyone but them. In fact, many people have twisted views of fun and they like to strike during moments that are the easiest. During Halloween, there is a lot of scary stuff that’s being done for fun however, this can make it difficult to differentiate between real and pretend. Halloween is the perfect time to strike for any twisted person looking to do so. So, here are a few tips to keep you and the entire family safe this holiday!

  1. Do not let your kids go anywhere alone or even in pairs. They’re still not safe. A grown person could still easily overpower 2-3 children even up into their early teens. So, be smart and take the time to go with them or make sure it’s a group they’re going with that has a count over three. If they’re young, don’t let them go without an adult.
  2. Check any candy that’s not your own. Sadly, this is the easiest way to ensure hurting people is by spiking candy. When I say spike, I mean it could be laced with drugs, have razor blades, etc. This may sound like it’s rare but sadly, it’s not. Happens every year and often.
  3. Bring your pets inside. It is very common for animals to disappear during the Halloween season. It’s no joke. Sadly, it’s not easy to think about how most of them are found. So, bring them inside, or have someone watch them if you’re unable to.
  4. Go trick or treating in the daylight. If you truly would like to be safer but still get candy, some have started taking to the streets during the day or when there’s still enough light out for it to be safe.
  5. Plan a route. If your kids are going in a group or without you or even if you are going, plan a route. This way, those who know you know where to look if they have any concerns.
  6. Opt for a trunk or treat. If you don’t like chancing walking the streets and don’t want to ruin the fun by going during the day, go to a trunk or treat. Many churches have these and it is held in a single parking lot with trusted church members.
  7. Skip the mask. If a child is out and about, having a mask can make it hard to see. This makes it easier for them to either not see where they’re going or what’s going on around them. They need to be able to be alert and aware.
  8. Don’t approach a poorly lit house. In this day and age, the world is too creepy, anything can happen. Sticking to well-lit areas will make it harder for creeps to take off with children.

I love Halloween and I don’t mean to ruin any fun! Just stay safe out there and enjoy your holiday!

Halloween Safety Tips

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    October 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    These are great tips. Halloween is a great holiday for the kids, but it can be dangerous.

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    Colleen Lanin
    October 19, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    These are great tips. You never know what could happen. That’s why I love Trunk or Treating so much.

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    Catherine Sargent
    October 19, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    These are really great tips. We never let our son go out alone and we always tried to take him to our local Zoo Boo or Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween Party instead of trick or treating.

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    Rachel Ferrucci
    October 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    These are needed tips and although we love the fun of the holiday, it’s important to be realistic!

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    October 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Bringing your pets inside on Halloween is really important. We have black cats and black animals are especially in danger on Halloween because of silly superstitions.

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    October 20, 2016 at 2:24 am

    There are many safety tips that need to be gone over with kids for Halloween. It can be safe when done right.

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    October 20, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Great tips! I like walking the neighborhood with my girls, and thankfully, my almost 13 year old doesn’t mind mom tagging along. We always check the candy before any get eaten. It is a sad reality that some would find it funny to harm our children on what should be a joyous night!

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    October 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Great tips! Halloween freaks me out when the kids are out trick or treating, so its always great to have a refresher to keep safe!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    October 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I am so glad to see you had a tip for your dog as well. This is something many people do not think about on Halloween.

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    Chrystal | Nevermore Lane
    October 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Such great tips. I have noticed that more and more places are not doing trick-or-treating and the kids are doing the downtown type or trunk n treats at local establishments.

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    October 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I like your safety list. I never heard of a trunk or treat before – this sounds like a nice option to think about.
    I am sure safety is a top issue for parents and your succinct list really helps out with focusing on this standpoint.

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    October 20, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    It’s important that kids are be safe on Halloween, It’s a fun Holiday to them

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    October 21, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Big crowds traveling in the dark. It’s easy for someone to get lost. These are great reminders for Halloween that I’ll be sharing with my kids.

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    Veronica Solomon
    October 21, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Great safety tips. So very important these days. We want the kiddos to have fun but be safe

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    October 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Yep, you definitely want to stay safe. We have done trunk or treat for just that reason for the last few years.

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      christina aliperti
      October 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Halloween is my favorite holiday. But these days, there’s no such thing as being too safe!

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    Amanda Love
    October 24, 2016 at 3:36 am

    These are spot on. You can never be too safe on Halloween night, especially since everyone’s going to be a little distracted with all the costumes and the candies. It’s important to have a route and to also check all the candies that are handed to your kids.

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