The Dangers of Trick or Treating – What Would Your Child Do?

When you have children, you have a real obligation and duty to do the best for them and look after them. In today’s day and age, perhaps the biggest and most obvious threat to your kids’ safety is the internet. It’s important that you know how to keep your kids safe online. The dangers of social media are all too real, after all.

But it shouldn’t be forgotten that very real dangers exist offline as well. Ordinarily, parents are very insistent with their little ones about ‘stranger danger’ and the risk of talking to adults that they don’t know. In parks or wherever. But at Halloween? Small children are actively encouraged to approach strangers’ house and ask for candy. When you think about it, it’s kind of crazy, right?!

Now, we all know that 99% of the houses they knock on the door of are going to present no threat whatsoever, but awareness to risk and danger should be instilled into children. For instance, if a man answers the door and invites them inside, they shouldn’t go in, right? Right. But might they?

Film-maker Coby Persin decided to find out. He set up some early Trick ‘r Treating and put kids to the test. The results might just shock you…