Keep safety in mind when trick-or-treating
Halloween is Thursday night, and Biloxi public safety leaders are advising those families who are not participating in organized gatherings to make safety a priority when trick-or-treating in city neighborhoods. The city offers these tips for you to be aware of and share with your children:
-A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
-Use a flashlight to see and be seen.
-Remove any mask or item that may limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway or alley.
-Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going.
-Trick-or-treat only in well-known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.
-Remain on well-lit streets and use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk exists, walk at the farthest edge of roadway facing traffic.
-Never cut across yards or use alleys.
-Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
-Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
-Always walk. Never run across a street, and only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks.
-Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have difficulty seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will.
-Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered. In fact, no treats should be eaten until thoroughly checked by an adult at home.
-Authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.
-Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
-Try to apportion treats for the days after Halloween.
-Although sharing is encouraged, make sure items that can cause choking (such as hard candies) are given only to those of an appropriate age.
And I found a cute video to share with your little ghouls and goblins: