Trick-or-treating tips to keep kids safe on Halloween

A small pair of ripped jeans and some food coloring can transform your dog into a Hulk figure for Halloween. This costume will not interfere with his vision and hearing but watch to make sure you know if he has to pee

A small pair of ripped jeans and some food coloring can transform your dog into a Hulk figure for Halloween. This costume will not interfere with his vision and hearing but watch to make sure you know if he has to pee

"Trick-or-treaters of various ages will be out for Halloween, and drivers should exercise additional caution, especially watching for children who may suddenly dart into the roadway", DPS director Steven McCraw said.

A responsible adult should always accompany children when they trick-or-treat.

"It's scary, but I'm not surprised because of just the sheer amounts of children that are out", said Officer Patricia Seawood with the Graymoor-Devondale Police Department.

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♦ Make sure the child's costume is not flammable - show your child how to roll on the ground, if the costume catches fire. Reflective tape and glow sticks help with visibility.

♦ Set a time limit for your children to "trick-or-treat".

Teach children to never enter any home without you or without your permission, and only approach homes that are well-lit. They also say it is important to check the candy given before letting your children eat it.

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Luckily, many communities are aware of this and strive to provide safe and fun events for families to enjoy.

If you are handing out candy, it's a good idea to keep your porch light on and possibly another outside light, so kids and parents can safely make their way to and from your door. Troopers also ask that motorists drive with headlights on, even during daylight and dusk hours, so that other vehicles and pedestrians can see the vehicle from farther distances.

Keep decorations away from candles, light bulbs or heaters.

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With Halloween coming up, the members of the Office for Student Engagement are having a busy time setting up the "Fall Carnival" and "Trick or Treat with the Greeks". "If you know of a sex offender participating in Halloween events, leave that area and contact law enforcement as soon as possible". Parents can find accurate information regarding the presence of sex offenders and predators in their neighborhoods by visiting the Louisiana Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry website.

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