Think Safe before Scary this Halloween

By TPSnews Staff,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 11:41 a.m. October 28, 2016

As kids take to the streets to celebrate Halloween on October 31, they are reminded to stay safe.

Colouring book for children.
Halloween Safety Tips Colouring Book

Toronto Police Media Relations Officer Constable Jeniffer Sidhu provided several safety tips for children and families to keep in mind.

She said parents should consider dressing their children in light-coloured costumes.

“Reflective tape or armbands placed on the costume can help increase visibility,” Sidhu said. “Carrying a small flashlight to light the way between houses is a good idea and helps make children more visible on dark residential streets.”

If children are wearing masks, Sidhu is advising parents to increase the eye openings to improve vision. She even encourages parents to consider using makeup as an alternative to wearing masks.

Sidhu also said that children going ‘trick or treating’ should be accompanied by an adult.

“Approach only lit houses, discuss with your children the route they will be travelling and what time they are required to return home,” she added.

Sidhu is urging drivers to be cautious and homeowners to ensure their yards are clear and safe.

“Please ensure pets are in a safe place so no harm will come to them or the children,” she said.

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