Halloween Safety Tips

Trick-or-treaters on HalloweenHalloween can be a fun time for kids to dress up as their favorite character, eat candy and stay up past their regular bed time. Make sure your trick-or-treaters follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay safe.

  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
  • Do not trick-or-treat alone. Walk in groups with a trusted adult.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Walk on sidewalks, if possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Only visit well-lit houses.
  • Examine all treats for tampering before eating them.
  • Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. Eat only factory-wrapped treats.

For more tips on how to stay safe while trick-or-treating, visit cdc.gov/family/halloween.

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