TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--You can have a spooktacular time this Halloween as long as you're being safe and alert.
Many children will be out and about this weekend.
Here are some trick-or-treat tips from the Tallahassee Police Department:
-Never allow your children to trick-or-treat alone. It is always better to have an adult accompany a group of children.
-The safest time to trick-or-treat is before dark or at dusk.
-Make sure the costume will not cause a child to trip and is fire retardant.
-Try to have your children use make-up instead of a mask. If a mask is used, remove it while walking due to restricted visibility.
-Use light colored clothing or reflective material on costumes.
-Limit trick-or-treating to your own neighborhood or other areas you know well.
-Never let your children go into another person’s house for any reason, especially those you don’t know.
-Only stop at houses that have outside lights on or are well lit.
-Advise children not to eat any candy or goodies they receive until they return home for inspection by parents. Only eat unopened treats that are in the original wrapper.
-Carry a flashlight or other light source and be very careful of moving vehicles.
-Check the FDLE Sexual Offender web site to determine if any offenders are residing in your neighborhood before trick or treating.