Halloween is an exciting time for many families , especially those who’ve spent the year finding the perfect costume, planning the perfect trick or treating route, and stringing up decorations. Yet, with so many ghouls and goblins roaming the streets, its important to be mindful of your families’ safety. Here are 6 last minute tips on how to keep your kids safe this Halloween!
A child should never set foot in a stranger’s home, they should remain visible at all times.
According to SafeKids.org, Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car (and killed) on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
FDA black licorice- FDA cautions trick or treaters to limit intake of black licorice, eating excessive quantities of black licorice can cause heart arrhythmias.
The FDA issued a consumer update advising candy eaters (oarticularly those above 40 ) should consume a maximum of two ounces (about three 1-inch pieces) a day — or risk hospitalization from an irregular heart rhythm.
This includes tossing open wrappers, looking for tacks, blades, shards of glass and edibles. According to CBS- LA, Edibles are the fastest-growing segment of the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry. As the name suggested these treats come in the form of cookies, brownies, and gummy bear-type candies, which can be harmful to children.
When a home is not well lit on Halloween, it suggests a resident is not partaking in festivities. It’s important to respect this signal and the neighbor’s privacy. (Note to parents: It’s important to be mindful that registered sex offenders are required to have shuttered homes with lights off, blinds down, and no decoration.)
Some third party apps, such as Family Signal and Life 360 offer GPS tracking and real time location finding services. While this app is beneficial throughout the year, it offers many parents peace of mind on Halloween. Life 360 can notify parents once their child arrives home safely and there’s also a panic button feature, which relays information in the case of an emergency.
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