Halloween Safety Slogans and Messages
ANYONE HAVE ANY GOOD HALLOWEEN SAFETY SLOGANS?
- DON’T BE LIKE A ZOMBIE THIS HALLOWEEN – STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN
www.ninemonths.com.au provides the following Halloween safety tips:
Children should never Trick or Treat far from home and especially not alone, remember to Trick or Treat in groups and stay together. Until parents are comfortable with a child’s street sense, they should not go without adult supervision.
• Teach children to Trick or Treat at houses that are well lit.
• Children should only accept treats at the door and be told to never accept invitations to enter a stranger’s house.
• Ensure children cross street at corners, using traffic signals and zebra crossings where possible. Teach children to avoid main roads and other heavy-traffic areas, remembering to never cross in between parked cars.
• When searching for a costume that is fun, and safe, keep in mind that wearing bright-coloured clothing and retro-reflective materials help children appear much more visable to drivers.
• Children should carry a torch, in addition to wearing retro-reflective materials, when Trick or Treating after dark.
HALLOWEEN SAFETY GUIDE is a site dedicated to halloween safety since 2000 and provides a comprehensive list of halloween safety.
The Halloween Safety Game is a fun way to teach kids about have to stay safe when trick or treating
The US Product safety Commission has issued this Halloween SAFETY ALERT
Some more tips provided by http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/safetyfirstaid/a/halloween_safty.htm
- Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses.
- Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult.
- Know their phone number and carry coins for emergency telephone calls.
- Have their names and addresses attached to their costumes.
- Bring treats home before eating them so parents can inspect them.
- Use costume knives and swords that are flexible, not rigid or sharp.
When walking in neighbourhoods, they should
- Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks, and avoid crossing yards.
- Cross streets at the corner, use crosswalks (where they exist), and do not cross between parked cars.
- Stop at all corners and stay together in a group before crossing.
- Wear clothing that is bright, reflective, and flame retardant.
- Consider using face paint instead of masks. (Masks can obstruct a child’s vision.)
- Avoid wearing hats that will slide over their eyes.
- Avoid wearing long, baggy, or loose costumes or oversized shoes (to prevent tripping).
- Be reminded to look left, right, and left again before crossing the street.
Parents and adults should:
- Supervise the outing for children under age 12.
- Establish a curfew (a return time) for older children.
- Prepare homes for trick-or-treaters by clearing porches, lawns, and sidewalks and by placing jack-o-lanterns away from doorways and landings.
- Avoid giving choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys as treats to young children.
- Inspect all candy for safety before children eat it.
- Parents and adults should ensure the safety of pedestrian trick-or-treaters
- Make sure children under age 10 are supervised as they cross the street.
- Drive slowly.
- Watch for children in the street and on medians.
- Exit driveways and alleyways carefully.
- Have children get out of cars on the curb side, not on the traffic side.
- And a few tips about pumpkins:
- Carve pumpkins on stable, flat surfaces with good lighting.
- Have children draw a face on the outside of the pumpkin, then parents should do the cutting.
- Place lighted pumpkins away from curtains and other flammable objects, and do not leave lighted pumpkins unattended.