Candy, costumes and creepy fun is what kid’s usually think about around Halloween. But the Naperville Police Department reminds us there can be real dangers around the holiday. We stopped by to get some tips to keep everyone safe.
While there are no official trick-or-treating hours for children, the Police Department recommends small children be in by dusk and older children home by 8 p.m.
When they are out, make sure your child knows not to enter anyone’s house when trick-or-treating. Instruct your child to stay on the porch when collecting candy and approach houses with porch lights on.
And when sending older children out, remember there is safety in numbers.
“The best thing that we recommend, especially for kids not going out with parents, we recommend large groups going out to trick or treat. We also recommend keeping the trick or treating to your own neighborhood, the area you know,” said Jason Arres, a Commander with the Naperville Police Department.
Lastly, though it may be tough for children, don’t let them eat any candy until it’s been inspected by an adult.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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