• Do not enter houses of people you do not know;
• Pin a slip of paper with your child’s name, address and phone number inside their pocket in case they get separated from the group;
• Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose light-colored costumes for better visibility;
• Choose face paint and makeup instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision;
• Children should avoid carrying sticks, swords or other sharp objects;
• Children should carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better and be seen by others;
• Parents whose children suffer from peanut allergies should ensure candy does not contain peanuts and should also carry an epinephrine auto-injector, such as an EpiPen; and
• Inspect all candy for signs of tampering before children eat it. Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is faded or torn, or if the candy is unwrapped.