Staying Safe This Halloween

 



It’s crazy to think that we have been in the middle of a global pandemic for over 6 months at this point. We have had to experience changes to pretty much every aspect of life, and that includes Holidays. With Halloween this weekend we want to make sure everyone is staying safe, no matter how they celebrate this spooky holiday. Today we are going to share some quick tips to make sure that your Halloween goes off without a hitch.

Be Visible

According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car than any other day of the year. Technology has become integrated into virtually every aspect of our life, for better or worse. In this case however, technology can be helpful in ensuring your child’s safety. There are many LED lights that are able to be attached to various costumes, or integrated into a costume to not only enhance the outfit but to ensure the wearer is well lit and visible to motorists. Walking in well-lit areas can greatly reduce the risk as well. Planning a route that is known to be safe and well lit can help as well.

Know Your Route

Planning your route ahead of time can help ensure your child stays in a well lit and populated area. There are many ways to do this using a multitude of mapping services. The one most people will be familiar with is Google Maps. Google Maps has the ability to create a route and save that to be accessed on a phone or other device. This will allow you and your child to know the route and stay where you have deemed safe prior to trick or treating. If you cannot be out and about with your kid this Halloween you can have them share their location with you so that you can see where they are at any given time. This will allow you to check up on them and know if they are sticking to the route that was predetermined or it can help you direct them or find them in the event that they wonder off the route.

Look for Community Events

Many communities are looking for alternative ways to allow kids to trick or treat while maintaining CDC guidelines. Many of these can be found on community pages such as Facebook or your local parks department.

However, you choose to trick or treat this year remember to take proper safety precautions. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay spooky!

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