Don’t Get Spooked
Learn How to Stay Safe
Door to door candy stops are a tradition on Halloween night with friends and family. Decked out in a costume, kids are excited and ready for some fun. Before going out, however, it is important to keep in mind a few safety tips that will help keep everyone out of potential danger. Reinforcing safety guidelines prior to heading out in the neighborhood after dark can help prevent vulnerable situations from arising.
Here are just a few of the recommendations we have for Halloween night:
- Travel in Pairs
When people see a group of people or two friends attached at this hip, they can be sure that they will stay that way for the entire evening. It is important to stay with a group or another person because they have someone looking out for their well-being at all times.
- Stay Aware of Surroundings
Looking around and identifying suspicious individuals or objects can mean the
difference between a good and bad situation. When people can observe all the nearby surroundings, they are able to anticipate and/or avoid situations that can occur. For instance, paying attention to suspicious vehicles parked down the street in the neighborhood can prompt someone to call the police immediately. Or, eyeballing a nearby exit in a crowded house party can alleviate the need to find one upon leaving later.
- Have Emergency Numbers on Speed Dial
Another way for everyone to stay safe on Halloween is to keep emergency numbers on speed dial. This prevents one from needing to dial numbers in any frantic situation. It is also a good idea to hold onto phones while walking to cars. Doing so will give quick access to a call or text if anything were to occur at that moment.
- Stay in Well-Lit Areas
With Halloween, most events will likely happen in the evening. Trick-or-treating with the kids or hanging out at a party will definitely be during the evening hours where it is dark and riskier. Parking vehicles under bright lights or staying in well-lit neighborhoods will help to reduce the chance for a dangerous circumstance.
On October 20th, Pedro’s Judo Center in Wakefield, Massachusetts will host a FREE ‘Bring a Buddy’ judo class followed by a brief Halloween Safety Seminar. The class will be open to everyone and run from 10 AM -11AM with judo, fun, safety tips, and candy!