- Avoid toy guns and knives as they could be mistaken for a real weapon
- Wear costumes that are light in color or place reflective material on the costume so drivers can see you
- Avoid wearing masks to allow for greater visibility (face paint is recommended)
- Make sure you children know their home address and how to call 911 in case of an emergency or if they become lost.
- Never send young children out on Halloween alone
- Remind children to report any suspicious activity to you or the police
- Look both ways before crossing the street and walk, don’t run!
- Carry a flashlight or glow sticks (don’t put glow sticks in your mouth)
- Do not enter cars or homes of strangers and avoid homes where the porch lights are turned off
- Travel in groups or with adult supervision and only in neighborhoods that you are familiar with
- Never eat candy that does not have a wrapper
- Allow an adult at home to inspect all candy before you eat anything
- Slow down and be aware of children that may be crossing streets
- Do not drink and drive
- Use extra caution in areas where Halloween is being celebrated