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Halloween safety tips for all ages

Safety tips for homeowners, families and trick-or-treaters

For most of us, Halloween is a welcome opportunity to feel like a kid again. Close to 70% of Americans will celebrate Halloween this year—decorating, dressing up, handing out candy, or heading out to trick or treat with our kids or families.1

It’s a fun, busy, sometimes-chaotic night—and that’s exactly what makes it so much fun. We’ve pulled together the highlights when it comes to Halloween safety: some of most important tips for both the young and young at heart. Our infographic takes just a few minutes to review, and can help you and your family stay safe.



 Looking for more? Here are a few great Halloween resources:


  • Be the neighborhood walking all-star: Sit down with younger children to review this safe walking guide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration before heading out to trick or treat. An extra piece of candy is the perfect incentive!
  • Consider candy buy-back programs: Speaking of candy, buy-back programs are a great option to rid your home of extra sugar while helping out troops overseas. Just plug in your zip code to find a buy-back location in your area.
  • What if your kids are spooked to go out on Halloween night? Here are some great alternative activities from Family Education that will help children who are scared of the dark or of costumes get into the spirit.

Whatever your plans are, take a few minutes to be thoughtful and aware this Halloween, and then enjoy the fun!

Dan Cuccia is Vice President, Risk Management at Berkley One (a Berkley Company).