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3 children dressed in halloween costumes holding candy bucketsHalloween is just around the corner, and kids all over are excitedly anticipating the possibility of treats, costumes, special gatherings, and spooky surprises that are just-right scary – not TOO scary!

Nothing takes the fun out of Halloween like illness, injuries, and safety problems – but the good news is that most of these are preventable with a little bit of safety planning.

If your family celebrates Halloween, these 9 tips from Kidpower can help you plan for more fun and fewer problems. You can find them all in Halloween Safety: The Kidpower Way! – which is also available in Spanish! Or, click on the topic that interests you most to jump right to that topic in the article!

All of us at Kidpower want everyone celebrating Halloween to have a joyful time – so please forward this list or share the links with others in your neighborhood, school, or workplace!


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Published: October 25, 2022   |   Last Updated: October 25, 2022

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.