Today’s society is wrought with increasing accounts of stolen children or attacks on women at supermarkets. However, there are a couple of simple things you can to do to help decrease your risk of being attacked.
A simple tip is to memorize important phone numbers. As cell phones started storing more and more numbers, people began forgetting important family numbers. If you happen to get attacked and your cell phone is lost or dies, there is no way to get in touch with your loved ones unless you had memorized their phone numbers. By memorizing a couple of important numbers, you may be more prepared and able to call for help if you find a phone or are able to borrow one.
If you think you are more likely to be attacked or followed, it may be prudent to carry a weapon. Whether this is something as simple as pepper spray or as dangerous as a gun, being prepared to use that item is essential. If you would like to carry a gun but are afraid of societal repercussions, you may want to consider a concealed weapons holster. This will keep others from knowing that you are carrying a gun, but will still give you peace of mind knowing you are safe.
Perhaps one of the simplest tips is to be aware of your surroundings. By watching everything around you, you can help avoid any bad situations. If you notice someone acting odd, to be safe, it may be best to assume the worst and avoid that individual. It is important to use all of your senses every time you leave the house. For example, if you like to listen to music as you walk, you may want to turn down the volume so you can hear if anyone is following you.
It is unfortunate that kidnapping incidents are becoming more common, but by implementing these tips, you may be more prepared if you are ever attacked or followed.