Now is the time to start learning some tips and techniques that could save you one day. There is no guarantee that you will be attacked but there is also no reason why you shouldn’t be prepared. Let’s just call it your own insurance policy. One of the main things to remember is you never want to be taken away. If there is anyway, anyway at all to get away take the chance of running. You never want to be taken away from any area.
A big thing you can do is to take some self defense classes or you can buy videos to learn. Anything is better than not having any idea of what to do. Whenever you are out, be alert. This is very important. When you are going to put groceries in the car be aware of your surroundings. Never walk straight to the car without doing an evaluation of the area. If you ever feel unsafe or just “weird” go back inside. Get an employee to walk you to your car. Better to be safe than sorry.
When you are going to your car, check under the car and in the backseats. Never assume it will never happen to you. When parking, don’t park too close to vehicles and try to always be in a well lit area close to your intended location.
Even when you are at home you need to be safe. Be wary when someone comes to your door and you don’t know who they are. If you don’t know who they are, don’t open. Talk to them through the door. When leaving your house you should also take the same precautions as if you were out at a store. Be careful when leaving the door and look under and in your car. Always be safe and don’t feel pressured or ashamed to be cautious.
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