What can I do to keep kids safe on Hallowe'en
As dusk falls upon our neighbour streets on Halloween night, there are a numbers of steps we as parents can take to ensure for the safety of the many ghouls and goblins roaming the streets.
- Ensure that your child’s costume fits well to minimize the risk of tripping and falling.
- Provide your child with a light weight flashlight to carry while walking.
- Remove any tripping hazards from your porches, walkways, driveways and lawns.
- Keep your external property well lit.
- Instruct your children to walk between houses and not to run.
- Tell your children to only visit well-lit homes and to stay within a group.
- Add reflective tape on costumes so they are easy to spot by drivers.
- Avoid open flames such as candles and jack-o-lanterns in front of doorways and walkways where they may come into contact with children’s flammable costumes.
- Keep your dogs indoors and away from trick-or-treaters.
Remember that you are responsible for keeping your property same for visiting trick-or-treaters. Accidents do happen but following some basic safety tips can help you avoid starting a lawsuit or being served with one for injuries and damages.