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Safety Tips for Women

There was once a time where you did not have to worry much self-defense and women’s safety. Those days are long gone. These days women need to make sure they are able to take care of themselves if necessary. Women today are more independent than ever and are being targeted by those who want to do them harm. Women need to know how to make sure they are looking out for their safety.

If you do not know any self-defense it is a great idea to sign up for a class. It will help you understand the basics of how to defend yourself should you ever need to. Every woman thinks that it will never happen to them but the truth is that you never know if the next victim of women’s violence will be you or not. This is a great reason to make sure that you are prepared in the event that a criminal chooses you to attack.

You should always be aware of your surroundings. Always take mental notes of who is around where they are, where vehicles are, and so on. A lot of women who fall victim to violence do not make sure there are aware of their surroundings before they were attacked. This is something that you must make a habit of doing.

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A woman’s intuition is usually spot on. Listen to your intuition. If it tells you that something in a particular situation is wrong, then listen to it! Ignoring your intuition could wind up making you a criminal’s next victim. If a situation feels like something is wrong, get out of that situation as soon as possible and if needed find someone to help you.

There are sporting goods stores that sell pepper spray, or you can find some online. It is a good idea to get some to carry around with you. Pepper spray can give you the opportunity to get away from an attacker when you would not be able if you did not have that pepper spray. It is a good idea to practice getting the pepper spray out of your purse and getting ready to use it. Should a time come that you need to use it you do not want to get caught fumbling around with it.

When you get into your car, no matter where it is, at home, at the shopping mall, wherever, lock your doors right away. This will make you safer by making sure that no one can hop in your car while you are at a stop light or a stop sign. It will also help you not be a victim of a carjacking. This happens more than people realize, and simply locking your car doors as soon as you get in can help keep you from becoming a victim of it.

Women today have to make sure they do what they can to be safe. Unfortunately not very many women have safety at the front of their mind, but they should. You probably have heard the saying better safe than sorry, make it your mantra, say it to yourself every day, and live it!

Safety Tips for Women Who Are Walking Alone In a Parking Lot

There are times where women cannot avoid walking alone. Whether it is to or from the car while at work, or at the grocery store, or even at the mall, there are times when a woman walks alone and needs some safety tips just in case. Here are some tips that every woman should know for when she is in a situation where she has to walk alone.

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It may feel like paranoia, but when there is someone walking behind you sometimes you may feel like they are following you. They may be on their way to their own car which happens to be near yours, or they may actually be following you, you do not know. If you feel like they may be following you, turn around and ask a question or make a statement. You could ask directions to another location, or ask them what time it is, or even talk about the weather. The point of this is you are getting a good look at their face, if they were planning on attacking you in any way they may change their mind now that you have gotten a good look at their face and would be able to pick them out in a line up.

If that does not seem to make the person want to leave you alone and they are more intent on coming after you make sure to put your hand up and yell, do not say, stop. If you have pepper spray, yell that at them too. Do not say it, yell it. You need to use your voice and body language to let the criminal know that you are going to put up a fight. Many criminals do not want to fight with someone; they want an easy target, if they know that you are going to put up a fight they are more likely to move on.

Always be aware of the vehicle parked next to yours. Is it empty? Is there someone in the vehicle? Sometimes criminals will wait on the passenger side of the vehicle trying to look as though they are waiting for someone to come back out to the car only to grab a woman when get tries to get into the car next to them. If you are suspicious of someone, simply get in on the passenger’s side. Always lock the doors as soon as you get in and shut the door.

You also need to pay attention to the type of vehicle that is parked next to yours. Is it a normal car with normal windows or is it a large van with no back windows? This is another sign that you should get in on the passenger’s side. There are criminals who own these large vans without windows and open the door and grab women when they are trying to get into their car. So remember when in doubt, get in on the passenger’s side, or go in and request a security guard walk you to your car and wait for you to get in, and always lock your doors immediately.

As a woman you should try to prepare for anything that you can. Knowing these things will help you to prepare to protect yourself should you have to. Remember to remain calm and strong. You may be viewed as weak, but you are strong and you can show it!

Ways Women Can Protect Themselves When Alone

Ways Women Can Protect Themselves When AloneWomen who are alone are more likely to be targeted by a criminal than anyone else. They typically appear more vulnerable than men, or even a woman who is with another woman. There are things that a woman can do to help protect herself when alone.

It is a good idea to go out and get a small bottle of pepper spray that can be attached to your key chain. Having pepper spray attached to your key chain means that you will have it out and ready as you are walking to your vehicle. If a criminal does come up to you as you are walking to your car, you will be prepared.

If you do not know self defense techniques or you have read about them and would like to practice them, sign up for a self defense class. These classes not only show you how to defend yourself but they will allow you to practice them as well. You will get the chance to practice these moves in a safe controlled environment so that if you should ever need to use them you will be prepared.

Most of us have cell phones these days. If you do not have one, you should seriously consider getting one. There are phones that you can get for a reasonable cost and that do not even have monthly plans. You do not have to spend a lot to have a phone, especially if you only have it for emergencies. Keep your phone out when walking alone, if you feel uncomfortable call someone. Sometimes all it takes to feel better is someone on the other end of the line. If a criminal sees you on the phone they will be less likely to approach you as they will be heard on the phone and that person could hang up and call the police right away.

If you are going to be going somewhere you are not familiar with or going to meet with someone you do not know very well you should let someone know. Even if you are going on a date with someone you should let someone know where you will be and when you should be home. This way, if you do not show up when expected and that person tries to call you and cannot get a hold of you, they know to contact the police. Many people think that if they are just going on a date it is not a big deal even if they have never met the individual in person, only online. The truth is you do not know what that person is going to be like until you get to know them, do not risk it, stay safe.

Women are considered the weaker sex and therefore are targeted by criminals. This is never more true than when they are alone. There are ways that you as a woman can protect yourself. Do not wait until you have been made a victim. Take action today to protect yourself.