Halloween Safety Tips – BE SAFE BEDFORD!

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Halloween is a fun time for kids but also a time to think about your children’s safety. Here are some tips from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

BEFORE HALLOWEEN:

  • Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks.
  • Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
  • Make sure children know your cellphone number, their home telephone number, and address in case you get separated.
  • Consider giving them a cellphone so they can reach you easily.
  • Teach children how to call 911 in an emergency.
  • Teach children to say “NO!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Tell them to try everything they can to escape, including yelling, hitting, and kicking.

ON HALLOWEEN:

  • Make sure older children take friends and stay together while a trick-or-treating .
  • Never send younger children out alone – they should be with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
  • Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
  • Don’t let children enter a home unless you are with them.
  • Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.

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