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Okay, so Halloween will soon be upon us like a vampire upon the neck of a slumbering beauty. Soon the streets will be filled with ghosts, witches, Batmen and Batgirls, Snookis, Charlie Sheens and many more monsters, heroes and celebrities in between. My wife and I don’t have any kids and we’ll both be working that night. Her sister will be at our house passing out candy from a black cauldron of delights. It sounds corny because it is corny.
But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about your kid’s safety. Trick or Treating for a child can be a fun and exciting thing, but you have to follow certain precautions. It’s not like when we were kids and we lived in neighborhoods where everybody knew everybody and we all got along for the most part. There are people in this world who want nothing more than to cause harm to a child. If you think I’m trying to scare you, you’re right, I am. I want you and your children to have a safe and Happy Halloween. I want your children to all come home with huge bags of candy. I want them to go to school the next day and compare their hauls with that of their friends. The worst thing I want to happen to your child is a tummy-ache from eating too much candy.
One of the best ways to find out what houses, streets or neighborhoods are safe to take your children to is to visit the FBI Sex Offender Registry website. The site offers a state by state registry. You merely have to click on the state you live in and it will take you to a new page. Each page is a little different for each state, but it’s all pretty simple to follow. For most states you can search by city, name, and zip code or within a predetermined radius of a city or school. It’s simple and it takes very little of your time. Isn’t it important to you to know that your child will be safe this Halloween?
Here’s wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Thank you for your time. The FBI Sex Offender Registry address is below.
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