Everyday there seem’s to be another (attempted) child-abduction, it’s scary! Especially in the Denver, CO area, and with Halloween coming up i’ve decided to post ten very important safety tips to ensure a happy and safe Halloween.

♦ Ten Halloween Safety Tips:

1. Children should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adult or at the very least, a large group.

2. If a parent isn’t going to accompanied their kids, a talk about ”stranger danger” before Halloween is a MUST! (Ex: Being aware of their surroundings, never walking off alone, never go inside a strangers house when your trick-or-treating and don’t hesitate to scream if you have to.)

3. Trick or treat in areas that are well known and do not wonder into unknown neighbourhoods

4. All candies (‘treats’) need to be carefully inspected to make sure they have not been tampered with. If you find a suspicious candy, you need to contact the police.

5. Children need to be told to stay away from stray animals

6. Children should wear be wearing comfortable sneakers and masks that do not interfere with their vision. It is much better to create a face mask using make up.

7. Children need to watch for any vehicles on the road very carefully and not run across the streets. (avoiding the streets altogether would be idle if possible. Many people drink on Halloween and foolishly drive putting everyone in danger.)

8. Children should wear clothing that is easily visible in the dark – reflective materials are the best. You can even purchase reflective stickers which are inexpensive and sticks right on.

9. CARRY A CELLPHONE. (Incase you’re ever in a situation that needs immediate assistance.) And if your child(ren) will be going out without you make sure they have a phone handy (if possible.) Also have them check in at-least once at a specified time.

10. If you have even the smallest doubt about letting your kid(s) go trick-or-treating TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS and organize a party for children in the neighbourhood or plan up something fun for your child(ren.)