3 Ways To Keep Yourself Safe at All Times

3 Ways To Keep Yourself Safe at All Times

It's Up to You to Keep Yourself Safe

Personal safety is a serious issue and one that should never be ignored. You might assume that you are safe simply because you’re in a public place like a parking lot, but sadly, you’d be wrong. It is estimated that about 25% of rapes happen in a public area. Thankfully, you can reduce your chances of being attacked by following these simple tips. 

Be Aware

One of the easiest ways for a predator to attack you is to make yourself an easy target. If you are on your phone or rooting through your bag, you can’t see what is happening around you. If you reach your car and see something on the windshield, leave it. Predators often use this tactic to lure a woman out of her car, so they can grab you and take your vehicle at the same time. Additionally, if your car has a flat tire when you come out to it, go immediately back inside and call for assistance. If someone asks if they can help, politely decline and stay inside the business you just came from. 

Keep Protection

A great way to keep yourself safe is to keep some protection on your person at all times. It can be pepper spray or a small knife that folds into a key that hangs on your keyring. Or, if you choose to have a firearm, you can wear concealed carry coats and jackets so that it’s not obvious that you are carrying. Whatever you decide to use, take classes on how to properly and safely use it. If you don’t use it correctly, you could end up hurting yourself in the process.

Don’t Go Alone

If you leave a mall or restaurant late at night and don’t have anyone with you, ask a security guard to escort you to your car. If you are at a company without a guard, ask an employee to walk with you. Predators are much more likely to attack people by themselves than people who are in pairs or groups. 

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