Stay Alert Stay Safe-Common Sense Safety Tips For Women
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We all need to pay attention to our safety in today's world. Sadly, we are all potential victims of crime. It's up to us to take some precautions and always be alert. Predators are everywhere.
Studies have shown that 1 out of 7 women has been victims of rape or attempted rape.
Your safety starts with using some basic common sense.
When at all possible, follow the buddy system. Don't walk alone.
Be alert. Don't be looking down at your phone. Don't be distracted. Keep your phone in hand.
If you feel someone is following you, look for another woman or a couple walking near you. Walk up to them as if you know them and quietly explain the situation.
Preset a button on your cell phone for emergencies.
Know your surroundings. Be aware of the people around you. Look around for a safe place to run to should you need it.
Pay attention to where you park your car. Is it a well-lit area? Avoid parking at the back of the parking lot.
When approaching your vehicle, always have your key in your hand. Survey the surroundings. If anything feels a bit off, turn around and get away from the area.
Immediately lock your car door as soon as you are in the car.
If someone approaches your car while you are in it and asks for assistance, stay in it and tell them you will call for help.
Make sure your car is always in good running condition. Keep a full gas tank, and ensure the tires are in good shape.
Ditch the earbuds and headphones while you are out and about.
Learn a few self-defense moves and practice them regularly.
Always put up a fight. Don't follow their instructions to get into the car. Scream, and run if possible. Do whatever you can to draw attention to the situation.
If you are out with a few friends, make a pact to stay together. One for all, and all for one. There is safety in numbers. Make sure no one goes it alone.
Walk with confidence. Don't present an image of weakness.
Don't let down your guard even in familiar settings.
Carry some basic self-defense tools.
Pepper spray combo with a personal alarm
Self-defense kit-pepper spray and stun gun with a flashlight.
Always be on guard. Remind your daughter, your sister, your friends, and your mother always to be aware of their surroundings and use common sense regarding their safety.
Get together and take self-defense courses. Make safety a top priority.
Stay alert. Stay safe.