Halloween and Mischief Night Safety for Children


Parent Rap

There is power in numbers! Children should go out in pairs or groups, the more the better. Instruct kids not to stray from the group. Parent or guardian should stand within clear view when children knock on the door.

By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | Revised October 8, 2014

It is a child’s job to have fun on Halloween and it is a parent’s job to keep them safe while they do that.

Mischief Night

“Mischief Night” or “Devil’s Night,” the night before Halloween, some children may take part in playing pranks with friends. These pranks can be relatively harmless like toilet papering trees and bushes, soaping windows and ringing doorbells and running away. Others can be harmful like eggs filled with hair-removing foam, arson, tossed cabbages and cemetery vandalism.

Cemeteries are dangerous any time, especially after dusk; trips, falls, animals, snakes or tipped gravestones put prank visitors at high risk…

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