At its best, Halloween is a fun time for all of us. The weather is changing, we’ve all got our pumpkins out for carving, and we’re ready for candy and costumes. Everyone is ready for a fun evening with spooky music and scary movies.
But Halloween can also be a dangerous evening. Whether for children and their parents out trick-or-treating, or for college students out for a night of partying, it’s important to keep safety in mind as you go out on Halloween night.
Tips for Children (and Parents!)
Trick or treating is one of the most exciting activities for children. Their faces light up with excitement when they think of the costumes and the candy. Keep these child safety tips in mind to make sure Halloween night is both fun and safe.
- Young children should trick-or-treat with an adult.
- Children under 12 should be supervised by an adult when they’re outside at night.
- Older children should stay in familiar, well-lit areas and trick or treat in groups.
- Practice costume safety—avoid costumes that restrict vision or movement.
- Masks can restrict vision, especially after dark.
- Avoid costumes that are likely to cause a child to trip and fall.
- Use reflective tape and stickers to make sure drivers can see everyone after dark.
- Practice safe walking habits (especially after dark).
- Look both ways before crossing the street.
- Put electronic devices away before crossing the street.
Tips for College Students
Halloween is one of the biggest party nights of the college calendar. Nobody can blame you if you go out and enjoy the evening. But keep these safety tips in mind when you’re planning your evening—both on Halloween and throughout the year!
- Stick with a buddy.
- Promise to stick together for the evening. Check up on each other throughout the party, and be sure to arrive and leave together.
- If you have to walk home after dark, make sure you’re with at least one other person and be sure to stay somewhere well-lit.
- Keep your phone on.
- Charge it before you leave. Turn the volume all the way up so you can hear it in case it goes off.
- Make sure to keep your phone on you at all times. It could save you in an emergency.
- Don’t drink and drive (or drink too much!).
- Know your limits. We’re not going to tell you not to drink at the Halloween party, but we will tell you to be careful. Don’t be stupid. Don’t drink more than you can handle.
- Call a cab. Get an Uber. Use a designated driver. Do whatever it takes to get yourself home safely. Don’t drink and drive.
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