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Halloween Safety Tips

It's that time of year again - time for costumes, candy and celebration! It's also important that you and your little ones stay safe this Halloween. Here are some simple safety tips from the Boise Police Department.

Stay Together

Young children should always walk with an adult. Older children should stay together in a group.

Light It Up & Avoid Darkness

Use flashlights, glow sticks or reflective tape to make it easier to be seen and do not go to any dark, unlit houses.

Stranger Danger

Tell your kids: Do not go inside a stranger's house. If your older kids are out together, make sure they are with people you know and trust.


Walk This Way

WALK don't run! Cross at crosswalks and make eye contact with drivers before you cross. 

Be Aware

Pay attention when walking past driveways to make sure cars aren't pulling in or out.

Conscious Costume Choices

Use non-toxic make up instead of a mask, which can hinder your sight. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure it fits well. Costumes and shoes should also fit well to avoid trips and falls, and costume accessories (such as swords) shouldn't be sharp - they should be soft and flexible.

Safety Should Be Sweet

Do not let your child eat any candy until you have checked it. Make sure your kids only eat candy that is wrapped and do not let them take any homemade treats or candy from another country.

Drivers Beware

If you're out driving on Halloween, be extra diligent and keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters!

Hope you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween.

Published: October 25, 2018