Seasonal Message


Fall Safety Tips:


Rockaway Township Police Department would like our residents to enjoy the many fun and exciting fall activities the season brings. With Halloween fast approaching, we would like to remind our residents to please be safe and enjoy the day.


Going trick-or-treating?


S

Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

 A

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

 F

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

 H

Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.

 A

Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

 L

Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

 L

Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O

Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edgeof the road facing traffic to stay safe.

 W

Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

 E

Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemadetreats made by strangers.

 E

Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

 N

Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

 

Additional recommendations to stay safe this Halloween can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, www.cdc.gov/family/halloween.


Internet Safety Information:

There have been many technological advancements in recent years. Our computers and the internet provide a wealth of information with the click of a mouse. Although the internet is a superhighway of information, it can pose unwanted threats and dangers. Always safeguard you and your family by following safety guidelines. To help protect yourself from internet dangers,the following links provide useful information.

https://www.usa.gov/online-safety

https://www.fbi.gov/resources/parents

http://www.state.nj.us/nj/safety/internet/