Keep your kids safe this Halloween

By October 24, 2013 March 29th, 2018 Company News

By Cincinnati Insurance

Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.

Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.

When you take your young ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating, follow some simple tips to keep your Halloween safe and not too scary. Go over the rules and guidelines with your child before leaving the house:

Trick-or-Treat Safety

  • Go out with your young children to supervise
  • Or, allow your child out only with an adult you know and trust
  • Keep kids within your sight
  • Take flashlights or glow-in-the-dark-sticks to improve your visibility
  • Stay with your child
  • Visit only homes you know in your neighborhood
  • Remind your child to only enter homes or cars of people you know and have approved
  • Stay on the sidewalks
  • Take care crossing streets
  • Examine all candy and treats before allowing your child to eat
  • If the porch light is off, pass to the next house
  • Beware of dogs when approaching houses or porches; dogs can be very protective of their territory

Costume Safety

  • Your child should wear a flame resistant costume with a good fit
  • Use reflective tape to improve visibility in the dark
  • If your child is wearing a mask, make sure he or she can see properly

For Older Kids

  • Travel in a group
  • Plan safe routes
  • Know and stick to a curfew

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer additional tips for kids, homeowners and party hosts this Halloween season.

Submitted by Sonny Singleton

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