Halloween Safety Tips for Parents of Pre-Teens & Teens

Your teenager may no longer need your help dressing up as a super-hero, but it’s important to continue to be involved in your teen’s Halloween plans. Here are a few important safety tips and ideas:

  • Find out where your teen is going, who s/he will be with, and agree on a time for him/her to be home
  • Make sure adults will be present at parties your teen will attend
  • Explain how Halloween pranks can be vandalism and result in serious consequences
  • Remind your teen you don’t want him/her to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco
  • Offer to drive your teen to where he/she wants to go for the night
  • For teen drivers, remind them to watch carefully for young trick-or-treaters, drive slowly, and not to text or use their cell phone while driving.