Tuesday Tips: 10 Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Parents by Melissa Blenker October 28, 2014 Every year, parents take their little ghosts or goblins trick-or-treating through neighborhoods. This Friday, October 31, there will be several trick-or-treaters throughout Central Wisconsin. As parents, make sure you are keeping your children protected with these 10 trick-or-treating safety tips. Plan the trick-or-treating route you plan on taking around the neighborhood. This will avoid the chance of you getting lost. Make sure both you and your children are wearing comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot. Purchase reflective tape and apply it to your children’s costumes so that they are well lit and seen by drivers. Do not have any costumes that are too long or drag on the ground. This creates a tripping hazard, cut costumes to the appropriate length. If possible, try not to put your child in a mask. This can make it difficult for them to see or breathe. Weapons or costume props should always be flexible or plastic, if they are crucial to the costume. Always look at all of your children’s candy before they eat it. Throw away any candy that is not in its original package or looks like it has been opened. Trick-or-treaters should always walk, not run. Do not go trick-or-treating to houses that are not lit. Make sure the house has their porch or front light on so you are respecting the people who are not participating. Keep track of the time and do not trick-or-treat past the trick-or-treating hours in your city. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable Halloween from all of us at Community Insurance & Associates.