We are officially less than one week away from Halloween! Now I know many people are excited (as you should be) for the 31st of October. It’s a day for everyone to dress up, get in character, overindulge with candy, and most importantly party. It is also a day that raises a lot of concern. So we thought we’d share 9 Halloween safety tips that you must know.
According to the Children’s Safety Network, Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians. Over two times as many children pass away on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. A study done by bestplaces.net says that nearly one-fourth (26 out of 115) of accidents occurred from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Over 60% of the accidents occurred in the 4-hour period from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
What age do you think is appropriate for kids to trick-or-treat without adults? At the end of the day, it’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on a lot of factors like how many friends they have with them, the location of trick-or-treating, and whether the child has a phone for emergencies. A lot of parents usually let their kids trick-or-treat on their own around the age of 13.
We know it’s Scary Season, but we aren’t telling you these facts to scare you away from going out with your child this Halloween. Instead, we are using these facts as a public service announcement to have a plan for Trick-Or-Treating. Here are my 9 tips Halloween safety tips this year.