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Keeping Your Child Safe on Halloween

October 12, 2021

Trick-or-Treating is an exciting activity for many children. It can also be risky. Up to about 10 years of age, children do not have the skills to be safe in traffic.
Here are some tips to help keep your child safe:
 Make sure your child has a light and/or reflective clothing
 Have an adult go with your children, especially if they are under 10 years old
 If your child is not with an adult, make sure they are in a group of at least 3 people
 If you are not with your child, make sure you know where he is and who he is with
 Set a time with your child to be back home
 Teach your child road safety rules and to look, listen and think about traffic
 Teach your child about personal safety and to never go with anyone they don’t know
 Teach your child not to eat treats until a parent has checked them
 Consider alternatives to trick-or-treating, such as a home party, a local community centre or mall
For more information:
 Your local Public Health Unit
 Halloween Safety (Government of Canada)
 Halloween Safety: Tips for Families (Canadian Paediatric Society)