SANTA CRUZ, CA (October 24, 2012) – The American Red Cross is offering tips to keep kids safe this Halloween, reminding everyone that the holiday's greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents. Have a safe night of trick-or-treating with these tips:
Whether a child wants to be a princess, a monster or a superhero for Halloween, parents can help keep it safe by using these simple tips when preparing costumes:
Navigating the Neighborhood
To maximize safety, plan a route ahead of time. Make sure adults know where children are going. If the children are young, a parent or responsible adult should accompany them as they walk through the neighborhood. Here are more safety tips to follow as children go from house to house:
Trick or Treat!
For those who expect to greet trick-or-treaters at their door, make sure it’s fun for everyone by following a few tips:
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
For more information, visit www.redcross.org to learn more or contact your local chapter: