Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treat safety tips

As Halloween approaches, the nights will continue to get darker, making it possible for a potential predator to strike if your child wanders out of sight. In order to make sure that the night starts and ends well, there are a few measures that can be taken to ensure this.

• If a group of young children are going door-to-door asking the well know trick or treat question, it's vital that they stay within sight of you.

• In case your child does get mixed up in the crowd, you may want to think about attaching something beforehand on them that will easily point them out.

• Instill in your children the importance of not talking to strangers.

• Maximize you and your child's safety by staying in well lit areas and by tagging along with other parents and their children.

Know your neighbors!
Another great resource for your family to use when determining where to trick or treat is our location search feature on http://www.familywatchdog.us/redirector.asp?page=http://www.familywatchdog.us/default.asp?newletter. You can plan out your family's route and make sure you know which houses to avoid. Use these safety tips to help ensure your family has a safe and fun Halloween.

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