Eleven Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-Or-Treating

Each year children in the Valley of the Sun set out for an evening of fun and adventure. To make sure our community stays safe during Halloween, 88.7 The Pulse would like to share a few important safety recommendations:

  1. Plan your trick-or-treating route before you leave and show the kids where you’ll be going
  2. Double check any costumes with masks to make sure kids can see clearly
  3. Use reflective tape on dark costumes
  4. Carry a flashlight or glow stick
  5. Only visit houses with porch lights on
  6. Make sure all kids know that under NO circumstances should they enter a home
  7. If your child has an identification card (a school ID, Arizona State ID, ect), make sure to bring it along
  8. Make sure an adult is with anyone under 16 (if older kids are going in a group, set a time for them to be home, or follow them at a safe, but not embarrassing distance)
  9. Remind your kids to stay out of the street!
  10. Be on the lookout for cars when crossing – sometimes, it’s hard for drivers to see you!
  11. Check ALL candy and treats before eating (bring some candy from home, so the kids can snack before you inspect)

Justin Heintz

Digital Media Director and jack of all trades at 88.7 The Pulse.