Halloween Safety Tips - Gundersen Health System
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Halloween Safety Tips

  • Wear some reflective clothing. Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • When going door-to-door, children should be told to NEVER enter a home or approach a vehicle without permission.
  • Travel in a neighborhood you know. Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Always make sure older kids stick together in a group when trick-or-treating….use the BUDDY SYSTEM.
  • Accompany younger children to the door, making sure a parent is visible.
  • Only approach a home that has light on, inside and out.
  • Teach children to tell a trusted adult or call the police if they notice suspicious behaviors.
  • Consider attending a community center event or organizing a neighborhood party as an alternative to trick-or-treating.
  • Wait until your children return home before sorting and eating any treats. Even though tampering is very rare, do check candy to throw away any spoiled or opened treats.


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