Kids under a sugar rush are difficult to control, and in the hunt for candy, they'll easily forget to be careful
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) October 2, 2007
Witches, skeletons, and ghosts, among other strange creatures, will be wandering up and down the streets of neighborhoods all over the country during the evening of October 31, an exciting event for children and adults alike. 24Protect Plus, a premier security program provided by Adaptive Marketing LLC, recommends that parents take extra safety precautions for their children and themselves during this special evening.
The enthusiasm of Halloween can cause some reckless behavior. "Kids under a sugar rush are difficult to control, and in the hunt for candy, they'll easily forget to be careful," says Jorge Rivera, a retired firefighter from Bridgeport, CT, consulted by 24ProtectPlus. Along with children and trick-or-treaters of all kinds, neighbors and motorists should remember to be extra cautious during Halloween, mainly by watching out for children rushing to cross the streets, standing on driveways or counting candy between parking spaces.
To promote a safe and enjoyable Halloween night, 24Protect Plus offers some helpful tips:
-- Plan ahead. Set up a route to follow, and map it out for your kids. They should know in advance where they can go and what areas are off limits, especially if they are going to be on their own or accompanied by any other adult. Establish a time to begin and end the candy excursion.
-- Talk to your children. They have to know the rules to follow, whether you're with them or not. Teach them the most common safety rules for Halloween: walk -- don't run -- on the sidewalk and not the street; obey traffic lights; approach only houses that are lit; and, last but not least, accept the treats at the door but never go inside a stranger's house.
-- Be visible. Add reflective tape to accessories the costume might have, or do so around the trick-or-treat bag. Carrying a flashlight is another way to be visible without compromising the costume. Make sure at least one adult in the group carries one or wears some type of reflective attire.
-- Safety-proof the costume. For store-bought costumes, the first rule of thumb is to make sure the fabric and accessories are "fire-retardant" and "not toxic." Face-paint should be preferred over masks, but if masks are worn, make sure they have large eyeholes and enough nose and mouth openings. Also, ensure the costumes aren't so long that they cause the wearers to trip.
-- Save the treats for later. Although tampering is rare nowadays, it's always better to stay on the safe side. Tell your kids to wait until they get home to eat their candy. Go through each bag, and toss those that are half-open or seem to have been re-wrapped.
In addition to offering these helpful Halloween-safety tips, 24Protect Plus can help families with their home improvement projects; financial advice; medical records storage, and other key safeguards. Whenever your family requires savings and safety information, you can count on 24ProtectPlus.
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