Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Polly Franks - Executive Director
The Franks Foundation
Email Address: email@example.com
Telephone: (804) 564-9196
What Every Parent Should Do Before Letting the Kids Go Trick-or-Treating
It takes less than five minutes and may save your child's life. Before letting your kids go trick-or-treating, the Franks Foundation (www.franksfoundation.org
) is urging parents to check their local sex offender registry for convicted sexual predators in the area. 'It is the RESPONSIBILITY of America's parents to take a look at their local sex offender registry in order to better protect their children and the children in their community,' states Franks Foundation Executive Director Polly Franks adding, 'This is especially relevant in the days prior to Halloween. DO NOT assume that convicted child predators who have been paroled aren't allowed to open their door to trick-or-treaters. Laws vary from state to state.' Franks also advises that children under the age of 12 not be allowed to go trick-or-treating alone and strongly recommends that kids 12 and older go out in large groups with strict rules and a curfew.
'Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I'm not suggesting that we take any of the fun out of it,' says Franks, a mother of three. 'I'm simply asking America's parents to be smart in how we let our kids celebrate this unique holiday.'