If your child is going out without an adult:
-Make sure your child is in a group of at least 3 people.
-Give them a flashlight. A cell phone is also a good idea if you have one.
-Discuss in advance the route they should follow. Ask them to call you if they plan to go on a street that isn’t on the route.
-Set a curfew (and make sure they have a watch with them).
-Tell your children not to eat anything until they get home.
For children and youth:
-Carry a white bag or pillowcase for your candy, and add some reflective tape.
-Dress for the weather. Cold weather or water absorbent materials in the rain can be very uncomfortable.
-Bring a cell phone, in case you need to make an emergency phone call.
-Always travel in groups. Be sure there are at least 3 of you at all times.
-Let your parents know where you’re going to be at all times.
-Don’t visit houses that are not well lit. Never go inside a stranger’s house.
-Use the sidewalk whenever possible. If there’s no sidewalk, walk on the side of the road facing traffic.
-Don’t criss-cross back and forth across the street. Work your way up one side of the street, and then start on the other.
-If you have any allergies, tell the person who is giving out the treats.
-Don’t eat any of your treats before you get home. Once home, ask your parents to look through your treats with you to make sure everything is okay.