Brayton Purcell’s Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween jack-o-lanterns
  • Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren’t going with them. Let them know that they are to check in with you every hour, by phone or by stopping back at home
  • In most cities it’s not safe to let kids walk the streets by themselves. Your best bet is to make sure that an adult is going with them.
  • Help your young child pick out or make a costume that will be safe.
  • Know what other activities a child may be attending, such as parties, school or mall functions
  • Make sure you set a time that your kids should be home by.
  • Kids will be kids. Explain to kids of all ages the difference between tricks and vandalism.
  • Explain to your kids that animal cruelty of any kind is not acceptable.
  • Serve your kids a filling meal before trick or treating and they won’t be as tempted to eat any candy before they bring it home for you to check.
  • Teach your kids about not getting into strangers cars or talking to strangers, no matter what the person says to them.
  • Be sure to show your children know how to cross a street properly.
  • As bad as it sounds, this is just a fact of life now. Get on the internet and check your local state website for sex offenders. Make sure your kids stay away from those houses!