Top 5 Things A Woman Can Do To Protect Her Safety!

Any woman can find herself in a situation where she is concerned for her safety. We believe that every woman has the right to feel safe in her own environment. We offer these tips on how to stay safe and how to survive if you are attacked.

1. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT – Predators are always looking for an opportunity to attack. If you walk alone on the phone or texting, you may not realize that you are being followed. Two of the factors that most predators consider when choosing a victim are surprise and anonymity.

• Surprise: they want to surprise their victims to quickly dominate or disable them.

• Anonymity: a predator not only wants what you have, but also wants to escape and not be captured. To do that, you must remain anonymous.

If you see him looking down, avoiding eye contact with people he passes by, he may think he is afraid and cannot defend himself. By making eye contact with people he comes across, he realizes that it will be difficult to surprise him if he decides to attack. You will also be concerned that because you looked at it, you can describe it to the police. In that moment, he knows that it is better to choose another victim.

2. ALWAYS BE READY TO DEFEND YOURSELF: To some, this may seem easier said than done. But it is not complicated. If you are aware of your surroundings, you most likely know when you need to dial in your alertness. Most of us have heard someone describe having “a feeling that something was wrong.” That feeling (intuition) is real and it is likely that you have felt it yourself. You just have to act on that feeling. So how can you prepare?

• Carry a pepper spray and be ready to run.

• Carry a stun gun and get ready to run.

• Be ready to run.

• Learn some basic defensive tactics.

In case you’re wondering, unless you are well trained in defensive tactics, practice frequently, be prepared both mentally and physically to repel REAL ATTACK, your BEST DEFENSE is always running for help.

Police use pepper spray, stun guns and stun guns to temporarily disable violent suspects so that they can be further subdued and handcuffed. For your purposes, temporarily disabling an attacker with pepper spray, a taser pistol, or a stun gun gives you time to put distance between yourself and him. Remember that pepper spray, tasers, and stun guns are useless if you have to rummage through your purse to find them. Get them ready !!

3. KEEP YOUR KEYS READY WHEN YOU WALK TO YOUR CAR AND WHEN DRIVING, ALWAYS CLOSE YOUR DOORS: According to the US Department of Justice, about 49,000 car thefts occur in the US each year. Of those, 93 % occur in cities and suburbs; 90% commit to using some type of weapon; 92% occur when the victim is alone. Most of the attacks occur near the home or work of the victims. So how can you avoid becoming a victim of auto theft?

• Don’t get locked up. When stopping, leave space (between your car and the one in front of you) so that you can pull away if an attacker approaches.

• Use the center lane when possible, it is more difficult to lock in and there are more escape options.

• Old police cars are sold at auctions. Criminals can easily obtain one. Some still have lights. If you are unsure that a car following you is actually a police officer, turn on your flashers, call 911, and continue driving until you reach a location where help is available (unless the 911 operator confirms that the car behind you is a policeman). official).

• If a car thief tries to break into your car, drive or get out and run.

• If an assailant tries to break into your car and is blocking your exit, if you have pepper spray or a stun gun, use them and run.

• When you arrive at your destination, look around you before parking and exiting. If you see someone suspicious, keep driving and ask for help.

Four. HOW TO BE SAFE IN YOUR HOME: Every woman has the right to feel safe in her own environment, especially at home. If you live alone, you can have full control of your environment. If you have a roommate, it can get complicated. My best advice is to choose a roommate you trust, speak up about safety, and make sure it is as important to him as it is to you. Don’t forget to talk about visitors. If you can’t find common ground, consider finding another roommate. How do you make your home safe?

• Consider installing a quality remote control burglar alarm. All windows and doors must be monitored. The system must also have motion detection capabilities and a panic alarm.

• All entry doors must be solid and in good repair.

• Have a qualified person inspect all locks and hinges.

• Make sure all windows work and can be properly secured.

• Have all smoke alarms inspected and tested. Repeat annually.

• Your front door should have at least a small window, or peephole, so you can see who is at your door without opening it.

• If you have a garage, have the doors and locks inspected.

• Any defective door, lock, hinge, or window must be repaired or replaced.

5. HOW TO BE SAFE ON A FIRST DATE: Since we can’t read what’s on other people’s minds, your intuition is one of your best defenses. If you have the feeling that something is wrong, it probably is. What should you consider?

• Always meet in a public place. Never ask him to pick you up at your home. Later, you may decide that you do not want her to know where you live.

• If you go somewhere else after the meeting, always use your car. This allows you to control where you go and when you go.

• Avoid drinking on the first date or limit your intake. Alcohol can impair judgment and lower inhibitions.

• Never leave your drink unattended, you should at least be able to see your drink if you cannot hold it.

• Let someone know where you are and arrange to have it checked during your appointment.

• Limit the amount of information about yourself you give on the first appointment.

• Don’t be too quick to provide information about yourself on social media on your first date. Bullies often use information from social media to find out where you are going and who you are interacting with.

• Never take your children on a first date. Never add your son’s photos to your online dating profile. Child predators frequently use dating sites to find victims.

• Never give your home phone number. Instead, give your cell phone number. It’s easy to use the Internet to find your address using your home phone number.

• Above all, TRUST YOUR INTUITION. If something feels wrong, listen to your “gut” and get out NOW!

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