Halloween Safety Rules

There’s no alternative to your TOTs (Trick or Treaters) insisting on hitting the streets in search of the ultimate candy product. Keep them safe!

Trick / Treating Guidelines


Parents should insist that no treats be eaten until checked by an adult at home, especially unwrapped candy and fruit.

For Younger Children:


  • Ensure that a responsible adult goes along and carries a flashlight
  • Assure the child can see clearly if a mask is worn. Try face-painting, or a hat, instead
  • Check that costumes fit properly to avoid tripping, and if possible, that they are flame-resistant
  • Place reflective tape on costumes and candy bags

For Older TOTs:


  • Know their itinerary and route
  • Give kids a cell phone or some change for emergency calls
  • Have them travel in a group of 3 or more
  • Insist they stay outside the doorway of houses, and instruct them to never enter a house for a treat
  • Advise them to only visit houses where lights are on
  • Caution them to avoid park cars, and to be wary of strangers