A spotter (chaperone) is an adult required to assist the costume wearer at ALL TIMES.

Basically, the spotter helps Safetypup® dress/undress and alerts them to any situation or hazard they may not be able to “spot” themselves. Spotters should be knowledgable in child safety & NCSC materials so they can speak for Safetypup®.

The spotter watches for:

  • changes in the floor/ground, inclines, and debris.
  • stairs, debris, or other obstacles.
  • young children approaching for a handshake or hug.
  • children asking questions.


The Spotter's Duties

  • helping Safetypup® dress.
  • alerting Safetypup® to any situation that the costume wearer may not be able to see.
  • speaking for Safetypup®, and therefore should be comfortable working with groups of children and be knowledgable in child safety.
  • holding Safetypup®’s hand or helping the character when walking up and down stairs and when appearing in large crowds.
  • assisting with handouts and safely guiding young children to and away from the mascot.


ALWAYS have a Spotter!

Safetypup® Mascot with Spotter in classroom

The Instructor is the Spotter here!

The Spotter watches and assists with:

  • changes in the floor/ground.
  • inclines, debris, stairs or other obstacles.
  • children approaching for a handshake or hug.
  • children with ice cream, candy, drinks, etc.
  • older chldren pulling clothing or pushing.
  • puddles and larger bodies of water.
  • answering questions asked of Safetypup®.
  • any adjustments that need to be made to the costume or surrounding area(i.e. turned head, moving a cable, opening doors, etc.).

NEVER use children as Spotters!


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