Plan Your Route – Be familiar with the layout of the neighborhood and the neighbors in the area to know the safest, most child-oriented routes. Always stay in well-lit areas and only approach well-lit homes. Children should always be accompanied by a trusted adult, all the way to the front door.
Use Glow-in-the-dark Costumes – Create easily recognizable design patterns on your kids’ costumes using reflective tape and colorful glow bands or glow sticks so you can easily recognize them in the dark.
Equip Your Kids – Make sure each child or buddy-system has a flashlight, a cell phone and a wristband that has your name and cell phone number on it in case they get lost. Also, write your information on a slip of paper and place it in their pocket.
Practice Street and Sidewalk Safety – Remind kids to stay on the sidewalks, practice looking both ways before crossing the street and to stay alert for vehicles.
Post Large Signs at Neighborhood Entrances and Corners – Use glow-in-the-dark spray paints to write, “SLOW!” or “CAUTION: TRICK OR TREATERS!”