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Oct 28, 2008

Trick-or-Treating Safely

Halloween can be great fun for children and parents alike. But parents still need to enforce some rules to help ensure a safe night of trick-or-treating.

     Children under age 12 should always be accompanied by an adult.
     Develop a neighborhood route for children to follow. It should only include well-lit areas with which children are familiar.
     Make sure children understand they should never go into a stranger's home, and that they should only approach houses that are well-lit.
     Decide what time your child will return home, and tell them not to eat any candy before they get home.
     Make sure your child understands traffic safety rules.
     In case the child gets separated from a group, attach a piece of paper to your child's costume with his or her name, address and phone number.