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Safety tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween

Halloween dangerous night for kids
Posted: 1:00 AM, Oct 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-31 10:26:31-04

With adult supervision, daylight and no streets to cross, many families are opting for Trunk or Treats for safety reasons.  

"I think everybody is in such a hurry they're not paying attention to the kids and the crossways," says Elizabeth Vilaseco, who attended a Trunk or Treat with her three children.

There are still the traditionalists, going door-to-door trick-or-treating.  For those, there are some concerns.  

According to Safe Kids Worldwide , children are twice as likely to get killed on Halloween, than any other day.  

It's why Clark County promotes Inside By 9 which discourages trick or treating after 9 p.m.

In Ohio, a 5-year-old boy tested positive for Meth  after eating Halloween candy.  

Here's some things you can do to protect your kids.  

  • Bring a flashlight, or add reflective tape or glow sticks to your child's costume to make them more visible to drivers.  
  • Opt for headbands or face paint instead of masks that can block their vision.  
  • Download the bSafe smartphone app.  It essentially lets one user track another one in real time by following them on a map.  
  • Even though tampering is rare, check your kid's Halloween candy for rips or holes or any discoloration.