The night for Trick or Treaters is just a day away and while for kids it’s about costumers and candy, parents are mostly concerned about keeping their kids safe.
Safe Kids Worldwide found 12 percent of children under the age of five years old are allowed to Trick or Treat alone. But SKW says children 12 and under should have parental supervision.
“On Halloween, parents tend to think about reminding their kids about the safety issues associated with candy but we want to add an important message for parents and that is talk to your kids about walking safely, says Kate Carr, president and CEO of SKW. “On Halloween night the number of injuries and fatalities actually doubles making it the riskiest night of the year for kids to be outside. Why? It makes perfect sense. Kids are running door to door, they're excited, they may be darting out in front of unexpected places so we have some important tips for drivers, parents and kids."