Halloween Safety Tips Published Oct. 31, 2017 81st Training Wing Public Affairs Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. -- Halloween is right around the corner! Here are a few tips on how to stay safe while Trick or Treating. Have adult supervision...Accompany your kids trick-or-treating if they are under age 12. There is safety in numbers...If they’re old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, kids should trick-or-treat in a group. Map out your plan...Designate a route before your kids begin trick-or-treating, and ensure they stick to it. Take the long way 'round...Only trick-or-treat in areas where there are a lot of people around and avoid taking short-cuts through yards and parking areas. Try trick-or-treat homes...Visit homes with lights on. Stay outside...Make sure your kids don’t go inside someone’s house. They can get their candy from the porch. Remain visible...Dress your kids in a bright costume so others can see them. If their costume is dark, have your kids wear reflective strips or carry a glow stick or flashlight. Remember, shorter = safer...Ensure your kids’ costumes aren’t so long that they can trip over them. Don't cover the face...Instead of masks, have your kids wear make-up so they can see better. Quality-check treats...Check your kids’ candy before they eat it. Throw out any candy that is not in its original wrapper or looks like it has been tampered with. Say "no" to strangers...Tell your kids to never accept a ride or go anywhere with a stranger. Obey the law...Follow all the regular rules for walking around, this includes looking both ways before crossing, obeying all traffic laws and using cross walks and crossing lights where available. Have a great time! Finally, have tons of fun and get lots and lots of candy.