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Buddy System Keeps Halloween a Safe Experience

October 31, 2014 8:40 AM | News

Halloween Trick-or-TreatersAs children hit the streets tonight for Halloween, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has some tips on remaining safe while doing so.

The centre recommends parents implement a buddy system for their children, whether they’re heading out to trick-or-treat or going to a Halloween party with friends.

“The buddy system is a safety strategy that should play an integral role in children’s lives, and what better time to practice it then on Halloween,” said Noni Classen, director of education at the Canadian Centre.

“To make this Friday a safe and fun Halloween, we encourage parents to take a few minutes between selecting the costumes, buying candy, and face painting to talk about the buddy system with their children.”

The website BillyBuddy.ca teaches safety strategies that will help children stay safe all year round.

Manitoba RCMP also suggest kids trick-or-treat in a well-known are and to well-lit homes, while Manitoba Public Insurance advises motorists to drive with an abundance of caution as dusk arrives earlier.