How to be Safe on Halloween
By Carmella Contesti
Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year, and it’s not just for kids. Celebrating Halloween during college can be a blast, but there are extra precautions that everyone should take when it comes time to a party. Here are some tips on how college students can stay safe during this holiday:
1. Buddy system
Use the buddy system, even if you have undoubtedly heard this before! Do not go to a new place without a close friend. Watch out for each other and never walk anywhere alone. On Halloween, or any night, try to call an Uber instead of walking.
2. Watch your drink
NEVER take a drink from a stranger, and constantly keep an eye on your beverage. If you are in a new place, know your limits. As sad as it may seem, you cannot trust everyone. Someone can slip something harmful into a drink without you even knowing.
3. Choose your Halloween costume wisely
Some may argue that the best part of Halloween is getting to dress up. It is fun dressing up and feeling confident. But wear something that you can move in. Wearing high heels and too tight clothing can restrict your movement. Take the time to consider comfort when buying or making your costume.
5. Trust Your Instincts
If you are ever feeling uncomfortable or that something is off, trust your instinct. It is always better to take the safe option. Leave the party, call an uber, or stop drinking. Safety is more important than a party.
6. Keep your phone on
Charge your phone before you leave for the night. Make sure you have a safe place or pocket to put your phone. You should never find yourself in a predicament where you need to call someone, but your phone is dead. Your phone could save you or a friend from any danger.
Dressing up, carving pumpkins, eating candy, and going out with friends is something people should continue to do. But keeping these tips in mind can ensure that you have a fun and safe Halloween. Be sure to follow these 6 rules to make for a carefree and candy-filled Halloween.