Halloween 2012: Tips to Have a Safe and Spooky Time

Safety tips for kids and parents to follow this Halloween.


Halloween is all about finding your inner spook, but there shouldn't be anything scary about the prospect of trick-or-treating.

The NYPD has provided these tips for kids and parents to follow to come Oct. 31 to ensure that the night goes off without a hitch: 

  • Go trick-or-treating with your friends, stay out of buildings, homes and elevators when alone. 
  • Stay out of strangers' homes or cars, even if they offer you candy.
  • Parents should look at all candy and treats before children eat any.
  • If you go out at night wear bright-colored clothing or carry a flashlight. 
  • Only go trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood; stay close to home. 
  • If your mask blocks your vision, take it off before you cross any streets. 
  • Walk on the sidewalk and stay out of the streets!
  • If you are out trick-or-treating with younger brothers or sisters, stay together. Help them cross the streets, and remember, always cross at the corner and wait for the light. 
  • Most importantly, respect other people's property, have fun and enjoy the night!

Know any other smart tips to follow to have a safe and fun day? Let us know in the comments section below!

Elliot Montalvo October 19, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Make sure all of your children have Child ID's!! A representative of New York Life will be making FREE Child ID's as part of Halloween Safety at Cold Stone Creamery in Sheepshead Bay this weekend. This Saturday (10/20/12) from 12pm to 6pm there will be a table set-up making these ID's as part of the Missing & Exploited Children's Network. The address is 3165 Harkness Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235 - Across from the UA Movie Theater. Parents can also receive information on College Funding, Retirement Planning & Life Insurance by request. Both Parents/Legal Guardian & Children must be present to receive Child ID.


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