The world has changed. A lot of people are scared for their safety, and rightfully so. There is a lot of violence happening in the world right now, it seems like every day there’s more news about another shooting or bomb threat that makes us question how safe we really are.
It’s important to stay educated on how to keep yourself safe, no matter where you go or what you do. To help with this, I’ve compiled some simple ways to make sure your personal space is secure at all times!
Be aware of your surroundings. This includes everything from people and objects, to noises and smells. Knowing what’s going on around you is the first step in safety!
If something or someone makes you feel unsafe, remove yourself immediately. It sounds scary but it can be as easy as saying “excuse me” to move past a stranger blocking an exit or sidewalk without making them upset about being bumped into.
Trust your gut feeling! If that strange man at the bus stop gives you bad vibes, avoid him all together and walk away even faster than before!
Make sure wherever possible there are cameras nearby so law enforcement officials have evidence should they need it later on down the line.
The important thing to remember is that safety starts with you. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t!
Education and awareness are the first steps in keeping yourself safe. So what are you waiting for? Stay educated on how to keep your space secure at all times, no matter where you go or what you do!