Here’s a few things to keep in mind as you and the family head out for trick-or-treating this year, courtesy of CMPD:
• Always have an adult supervising children younger than 12 while trick-or-treating
• Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intent to follow, and know the names of older children’s companions. Set a time limit for when they must be back by.
• Tell children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route
• Teach children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well lit, and never enter a stranger’s home
• Feed children before they go so they’re less likely to eat the treats before getting back, then inspect all the treats before children dig in
• Review all trick-or-treat safety precautions, including pedestrian and traffic safety rules
• Pin a slip of paper with the child’s name, address and phone number inside a pocket in case the child gets separated from the group