Neighbourhood Watch Scotland wishes everyone an enjoyable Halloween, however here are some tips to make it a safe one.
Parents and young people are asked to consider the following advice if out and about trick or treating:
Plan your route
If you have a mobile phone, make sure you look after it so that parents/guardian can keep in touch
Stay in well-lit areas and carry a torch
Young children should always be with an adult
Only approach houses with a light on
Don't enter a house unless you know the person
Be visible, it will be dark and it's important that passing traffic can see you
If possible make your costume out of flame resistant material
Keep costumes and wigs away from candles
Hem costumes so you dont trip or fall
Remember that it might be raining so wear appropriate clothing that keeps you dry but still lets you show off your costume
Also it is worth remembering that not everyone enjoys Halloween. For the more vulnerable it can a frightening time, so:
Don't frighten elderly people or younger children
If a sign says 'No trick or treat', respect that person's wishes and move on
Dont approach unfamiliar pets and animals. They could get very scared
Consider having a party at home instead of trick or treating
If partying at home - remember battery operated candles and lanterns are safer!
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