Tip of the week: Halloween safety



Halloween is coming. Many people view Halloween as a time for fun and treats, dressing up in costumes, and attending spooky parties. It is also a time to be aware and demonstrate extra caution, especially for children, due to the increased foot traffic in low light conditions. (Halloween safety)

 Halloween safety
Halloween safety

In the United States, children aged 5-14 are more likely to be struck by vehicular traffic while walking on Halloween night compared with other nights of the year. Also, as we all know this year is much different because of the pandemic. If you’re choosing to go out and trick or treat, please do so with current health and safety precautions related to COVID-19 in mind. Here are some safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Safety Council.


Youngsters should:

Make a veil part of the ensemble (in the event that it wasn’t at that point)

Travel in little gatherings and be joined by a grown-up. (6 ft between obscure gatherings)

Wash hands regularly, if conceivable and when you return home. (bring hand sanitizer)

Realize everybody’s telephone numbers for crisis calls.


File photo of National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.

When strolling in neighborhoods, they should:

Use spotlights, remain on walkways if accessible, and abstain from intersection yards.

Go across roads at the corner, utilize crosswalks if accessible, and don’t cross between left vehicles.

Stop at all corners and remain all together prior to intersection.

Wear attire that is splendid, intelligent, and fire resistant.

Abstain from wearing caps that could slide over their eyes.


Guardians and grown-ups should:

Administer the trip for kids under age 12.

Build up a time limitation for more established youngsters.

Get ready homes for stunt or-treaters by clearing yards, yards, and walkways and by putting improvements from entryways and arrivals.

Abstain from giving stifling risks, for example, gum, peanuts, hard confections, or little toys as treats to small kids.

Assess all candy before kids eat it.

To guarantee the wellbeing of walker stunt or-treaters, guardians and grown-ups should: