Women’s Guide to Safety
Inside or outside the home, women are vulnerable to danger. And this is why women need to take extra measure to ensure that they are always safe. Here are some tips that can help you keep safe at all time.
When you are in public, you should maintain awareness. Make sure that you are attuned to what is happening around you so you don’t leave yourself vulnerable. Make sure that your eyes are not on your phone when walking to your car at night. Your awareness is impaired by the presence of your phone. So, if you meet trouble, you will have little time to react. Get back home immediately and then you will have time to look at your phone.
If your doorbell is rung past dark, answer it. When no one answers the doorbell, intruders will think that no one is home, so answering it keeps them away. Be ready to call the police when your doorbell is rung past dark.
Follow your instincts. Don’t help anyone who asks for help if you feel uncomfortable. IT is not your obligation to help anyone. After refusing to help, go towards the place where there are many people.
Lock your doors at all times when you are at home alone. Your home can be broken into not only at night but also during the day.
There should be a plan of your actions throughout the day. Phone calls with a friend or family members should be scheduled. This will help them know that you are safe. When you deviate from your plan then that is when danger is encountered so make sure to stick to your plan.
Sometimes running is not an option when you are faced with a dangerous situation. When you are led to this situation, it is good to know self-defense tactics. Although men are generally stronger than women, you will have a fighting chance with self-defense moves. if you want to always be prepared, sign up for a self-defense training course.
It helps to scream at the top of your lungs if someone accosts you in public. Others’ attention will be drawn by your scream. If you scream, the bad person will flee and people will be alerted of your distress. This can make them come to your defense.
One way to stop a bad person in his tracks is by using pepper spray on him. It can give you time to flee a dangerous situation. So, always bring pepper spray with you.
Assault does not always occur in crowded areas. Do your best to always be in the public eye. It is dangerous to be walking alone at night in the dark streets. Walk in places where there are plenty of people.
You should run when accosted in the streets. Run to find another group of people.