halloween


I’m coming straight out from the start and declaring that I loathe Halloween. As far as I’m concerned, everything about it is bad. At best, it’s another tacky commercial venture, grossly Americanised, piggybacking on several genuine festivals from ancient cultures. At worst, it encourages antisocial behaviour, is potentially dangerous — […]

The school Halloween fundraiser: so many wrong things in one ...


The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has outlined ten things that parents can do to ensure that their children have a fun, but above all safe, Halloween night this year. CHOOSE bright, flame-retardant costumes or add reflective tape to costumes and candy bags so children are easily […]

Making Halloween safer for kids: ten tips for parents