Halloween Safety

Check out these Halloween safety tips with your parents and have a fun and safe Halloween:

  • Make sure your costume fits. Baggy sleeves or billowy capes and skirts can trip you up and catch fire if they brush against jack-o-lanterns or candle flames.
  • Make sure your shoes fit. Big, floppy shoes (clown shoes, adult shoes) that are hard to walk in may make you fall.
  • Make sure all costume props are flexible. Costume props can hurt you badly if you fall. Make sure swords, knives, etc. are made of flexible plastic or rubber.
  • Make sure your mask fits properly and the eye holes allow you to see fully. Don’t wear a mask that is too loose; it can slip and block your vision. Even better, paint your face instead of wearing a mask.
  • Be original with a glow-in-the-dark costume. Jazz up your costume by attaching some retro reflective tape and stickers to ensure that drive’s can see you.
  • Don’t go it alone while trick-or-treating. Kids, if you’re under age 13, make sure you go with an adult. Older kids should always go with buddies.
  • Stop at street corners. Look left, right and left again before crossing and don’t cross between parked cars! Remember, never step into the street without looking to see if a vehicle is coming.
  • Pick only wrapped candy when you trick-or-treat. Ask your parents to check all treats to make sure they are safe.


Motorists are reminded to:

  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Watch for children walking in the street or on medians and curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleyways carefully.
  • Teach children to exit and enter the car on the curb side, away from traffic.

Additional Information

By following these simple safety rules, Halloween night will be a real treat for the whole family. For more information contact Safe Kids Worldwide.