Halloween is coming up fast and parents want to have as many safety tips as possible. Children sometimes let down their guard at Halloween because of the excitement. Use these great resources for information on safety tips for Halloween.
Halloween is a time of fun, thrills and excitement for kids of all ages. But there are small dangers everywhere, from trick-or-treating at night along busy streets to visiting unfamiliar neighborhoods.
Some local governments are taking extra steps to make sure their residents have increased safety this Halloween. In fact, the city of Santa Cruz, Calif., has decided this year to have temporary safety enhancement zones where people who violate public ordinances or laws will face triple the normal fines, according to a Santa Cruz Sentinel article.
It may be helpful to review some of the following internet resources and articles on Halloween safety and safety tips for you and your family.
Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics
One source that provides excellent safety tips for Halloween is this article from the American Academy of Pediatrics. From tips on Halloween costumes, to pumpkin carving to trick-or-treating safety tips to having a healthy Halloween, this source provides high-quality tips on all things Halloween.
Halloween Safety Tips from the Los Angeles Fire Department
The Los Angeles Fire Department has provided a great list of very helpful Halloween tips in this article. From wearing bright, reflective clothing to carrying flashlights, these are all very helpful tips. The article also suggests thinking twice about having your child use a plastic knife or gun as a Halloween accessory because they can appear authentic and cause others distress.
Halloween Safety Tips for Children by WriterG of Associated Content
For even more suggestions for Halloween safety tips, check out this article from Associated Content. The writer does a great job of listing some popular safety items, like reflector stickers and trick-or-treat route planning.
Halloween Safety Tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
You can find a lot of helpful information about Halloween safety and safety tips from the Web page for the United states Consumer Product Safety Commission at this site. If you scroll down the main page, you will see a helpful illustration of different safety ideas for Halloween costumes.
10 Halloween Safety Tips by Chris Zarras of Associated Content
A very thorough list of Halloween safety tips can be found at this article. Extra emphasis is placed on making sure kids slow down throughout Halloween night and for them to be aware of street safety.
Safety Tips for Halloween from the National Fire Protection Association
Another helpful article is from the National Fire Protection Association. This article provides excellent tips of making sure children to always be aware of exits and how they could get out in an emergency at a Halloween event. Another tip is to always be aware of open flames around candles.
Halloween Health and Safety Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a great, user-friendly Web page at this link where you can find some helpful Halloween safety tips.
Halloween Safety Starts at Home by MayoClinic.com
The Mayo Clinic is well-known throughout the world. This year, they have a great article on Halloween safety tips at home. Starting with safety tips carving the pumpkin, the page then provides great suggestions on choosing Halloween costumes wisely.
Playing it Safe on Halloween by KidsHealth
This article focuses a lot on the importance of ‘see and be seen.’ It is crucial that children and their costumes be highly visible on Halloween night. And for safety, it is necessary that the Halloween costumes do not impair the child’s vision as they are out trick-or-treating.
13 Halloween Safety Tips from Kaboose
When you go to this article, just scroll down the page to see all of their Halloween safety tips. Included are ones like map out a plan in your neighborhood, stay in large groups and remain visible.
Cars Not Candy by Firehouse.com
Making sure children understand that their number one concern is staying safe from automobiles is the focus of this article. Given that thousands of children are injured every year from auto incidents, decreasing these numbers is a very high priority.
Trick or Treating: Children’s Halloween Safety Tips by Gabriele Frank-Martinez
Lastly, this article does a great job of providing many Halloween safety tips for kids and also additional safety precautions for homes that plan to give out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
Hope these Halloween safety tips can help you on Halloween night. If you want more local Halloween safety information, consider contacting your local fire department for their tips on being safe during the holidays.
Be extra careful this Halloween and make sure you know exactly where your children are at all times. Make sure to inspect any candy or treats they receive before your children start eating them.
Have a safe Halloween!
“Santa Cruz police prepare for weekend-long Halloween celebration,” Jennifer Squires, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Sept. 22, 2009.
Trick or Treating, Wikipedia