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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween should be a holiday filled with fun and lots of chocolate, make sure your children stay safe this Halloween. 

The day of Halloween is a great holiday because it gives us a chance to dress up as our favorite character from either your favorite movie, TV show, or your history book. Our children then go door-to-door and collect as much candy as their pillow cases will hold and return home to eat all of their candy at once. But as with every holiday, Halloween comes with its own unique risks that could affect your child. Here are a few Halloween safety tips to help give you peace of mind on this mini-holiday.

Walking Safety

  • Your children should always stick to the sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks available, they should walk as far to the edge of the street as possible and face traffic while doing so.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street, and keep checking in case any fast cars are coming their way.
  • Cross the street at crosswalks only, and make sure to wait for the appropriate go-ahead from drivers. They have the right of way, but all drivers are terrible drivers.

Costume Safety

  • Encourage your children to wear bright colors so that they can easily be seen at night.
  • If bright colors are not on par with their costume idea, reflective patches can be attached to their costume or glow sticks can be hung to increase visibility and add a spooky glow to their scary costume.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

  • Children under the age of 12 should not trick-or-treat without parent supervision. If your child is mature enough, they should go with friends: Never go alone!

Contact the security professionals at Cornwall Security Services, serving Ventura County and the surrounding Westlake areas, for more information about how you can keep your neighborhood safe during Halloween. We can also help answer your video surveillance questions!

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