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Simple Tips for Keeping Kids Safe This Halloween

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Keeping kids safe while still having fun is an important goal for parents on Halloween. A few simple precautions can keep kids safe:

• Have kids trick or treat together in groups with plenty of parental supervision
• Make sure kids have a good meal before they go out, so they’re not tempted to eat the candy before parents have a chance to check it for them
• Only knock on doors with the porch lights on (registered sex offenders are required to keep their porch lights off on Halloween night)
• Give kids glow sticks, flashlights, or reflective tape to wear on their costumes
• Homeowners are reminded to keep their front door well lit and free of obstacles

Some parents are keeping kids safe by skipping trick-or-treating all together, opting for Halloween parties or trick-or-treat events at malls and churches.

Read more about Halloween safety at Halloween Safety: A Collaborative Effort.</a

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