Keep children safe on Halloween

Halloween is on October 31. Children will be going out in costumes at night for candy.

B.C. Children’s Hospital has these tips to keep children safe:

  1. Safe costumes
  • Use face paint, not masks so children can see better.
  • Costumes should not drag or trip.
  1. Stick together
  • An adult should always be with children.
  • Hold hands with younger children. Watch out for stairs and bumps.
  1. Stay bright
  • Bright and colourful costumes are easier for drivers to see.
  • Add reflective tape, buttons and lights to coats and bags.
  • Carry a flashlight. Bring extra batteries.
  1. Plan a route
  • Draw a map with children for where to go.
  • Stick to the plan.
  • Tell someone at home where you are.
  1. Check treats
  • Watch out for open or torn wrappers.
  • Be careful of homemade treats. If you are not sure, throw them out.

Adapted from CBC News • Photo: Pexels/Kevin Bidwell