Halloween is right around the corner, children all over the country are anxiously counting down the day until they can savor the sweet taste of sugar! Mothers, Fathers, and children take to the streets to pass down a tradition that has been an iconic symbol of Americana. However, there are precautions that should be taken into consideration. Candy so sweet and delicious can be tainted by fowl people with bad intentions. Apart from inspecting candy, there needs to be other precautions that need to be taken into measure and consideration to make sure that this tradition goes untainted, but one with joy to be cherished with many others to come.
Authorities and state officials warn the public about candy every year, while it may be a reminder for some, it never hurts to freshen up on some tips. The first thing you should always look for when accompanying children while trick-or-treating, is making sure they don’t take candy that is left outside. Candy that is left outside can be tampered by other individuals who happen to come by or see it unmonitored. It is better to be cautious about not taking candy left outside, it’s best to leave chance and tampering at zero percent, and just walking over to your next destination.
The second tip to take into consideration is making sure that the candy is inspected before children eat them. Candy should be sealed as if it left the factory, and should not have slithers, tears, or punctures on them. If it does it’s better to toss them away and prevent something that could have dire consequences. Candy wrappers should not have any liquids either that children can get on their hands, or any residue that looks like it doesn’t conjure with the wrapper or packaging. Liquids or residue also present a threat to whom ever consumes the candy, so it’s better to just put them aside. These tips will make sorting candy much easier and quicker for children to enjoy.
Like with most trips or travels it is good to have a buddy system, and it’s a great way to make sure that children to stay safe while out trick-or-treating. Going over the must do’s and dont’s with children is important, so they can understand the right way to enjoy Halloween in a safe environment. That means following pedestrian rules and advisement, making sure to look both ways and not running without looking is very important to remind children during Halloween. To often children run through the streets not looking either way to see oncoming traffic. We believe that adults should make this experience a safe one by looking out of children as well, and making sure they look both ways when crossing the street. However, it should also be a public service announcement that drivers reduce their speed in neighborhood and small streets especially at night.
Let’s make Halloween a memorable one for the books by remembering easy tips to follow this year. Make sure to share your knowledge or share the article with friends, family and colleagues, lets keep this American tradition going within a safe environment.