October 31, 2011
For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but for most parents, the spook-filled night is about keeping your children safe from the dangers it poses. That is why, according to THV News, Arkansas police agencies are offering tips on how to keep your little monsters safe tonight.
The car club, AAA, says that Halloween is the most deadly night of the year for pedestrians. Trick-or-treaters going door-to-door should wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick. This will help make them more visible to drivers in oncoming traffic. Also, try to avoid masks they may inhibit good vision. Instead, apply makeup to achieve your look, and for an extra spooky effect, use glow-in-the-dark face paints.
Most importantly, parents should never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always accompany your child or ensure they are going with a trusted adult.
Now that the kids have brought home their loot, parents should ensure that the candy is safe to eat by making sure all of the candy is commercially wrapped. Never accept homemade treats from strangers.