Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Safety Tips for Children & Adults

It's getting close to Halloween again! Kids are getting excited and grownups are planing parties. We all have fun and eat sweets during and long after Halloween is over!

Like all social events, there are always some concerns. Halloween, unfortunately carries with it some extra dangers. The fact that most people conceal their identity by wearing masks or makeup, makes it even more worrisome. Below we included some Halloween safety tips for children and adults:

Safety tips for Trick or Treating Children
  • Children should never enter the house or car of a stranger to get treats
  • Never eat treats that are unwrapped or any kind of fruit
  • Wear bright clothes or carry a flashlight so cars can see you
  • Avoid porches or homes that are dark
  • Take a personal alarm or cell phone, in case you are in danger
  • Go trick or treating in groups, preferably w/ adult supervision

Safety tips for Partying Adults
  • Always get your own drink at a party
  • Never take your eyes off of your drink
  • Never pour yourself a drink from an open container such as a punch bowl
  • Never accept a drink from someone you don't know, unless it is sealed
  • Introduce a person you just met, to your friends
  • Never leave the party with a person you just met
  • When leaving, always have a known designated adult, sober driver or call a taxi
  • Always carry a self defense weapon, such as pepper spray, to a party or nightclub

There you have it. Just remember to follow your instincts; if something doesn't seem right, it probably isn't. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
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