Let's keep our Ghosts and Goblins Safe this Halloween

White Rock, Community Policing Services

2021-10-21 11:07 PDT

Talk about being 'street smart' before your children go out.

•Before the kids hit the streets, it is important that parents be aware of the route that their children plan to follow.
•If you are unable to take them out yourself, consider asking another parent, an older sibling or babysitter to do the honours for you.
•Ensuring your child is wearing a watch also allows you to establish an agreed upon curfew.
•Teach your children to recognize the places along his/her route where they can obtain help: Police Station, Fire Station or any other well indicated public place.
•Stay on the sidewalks (If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left-hand side of the street facing traffic).
•Don't jaywalk. Use crosswalks whenever possible: Visit houses on one side of the street at a time and cross the street only at intersections or at marked crosswalks.
•Stop and check for cars before crossing the street.
•Discuss with your children what they should do to call home in case of emergency.
•Safety in numbers: Walk in groups and stay together.
•Stay on the outside: Never enter a house; only accept treats at the front door.

Download the RCMP Halloween Safety Tips here

Blond toddler dressed as a bumble bee trick or treating on a decorated porch

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