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Safety Tips for Women Going Out With Friends

Safety Tips for Women Going Out With FriendsGoing out can be fun and one of the safest ways to do it is with some friends. Even when you are going out to have fun with friends you need to keep safety in mind. Here are some safety tips for all women when they go out with their friends.

You should ride to wherever you are going with at least one of your friends. This way you will have someone to walk to and from the car with. You do not want to walk through the parking lot alone; this would make it easier for a criminal to take advantage of you. Walking with a friend gives you strength in numbers.

Many women think that it is okay to leave their purse alone for a few minutes without making sure someone is watching it. Whether it is to go dancing or to play some music, they will just walk away from it for a minute or two. This is not a good idea, it only takes a few seconds for someone to walk up, make sure no one is paying attention, grab it, and walk away. Make sure that one of your friends are going to watch it before walking away from it, if they cannot or will not, make sure to take it with you.

Never, ever walk away from your drink. This is a huge mistake! If you do tell the bartender that you do not want it because you walked away from it and purchase a new drink. It only takes a second for someone to drop something into your drink when you are not paying attention. Do not walk away from a drink. Finish it before you leave the glass unattended.

Make a deal with your friends that you will look out for them and they will look out for you. You do not want to drink too much and you do not want your friends to drink too much either. When you drink too much you tend to make bad decisions. You cannot always trust someone you just met and you do not want to be put in a bad situation. Watch out for each other and you will be able to have a good time without having to worry so much about criminals.

Going out can be a lot of fun, especially after a long, stressful week. If you want to be able to do it again you should do what you can to avoid criminals and the trouble they bring. By going out with your friends you can look out for each other and keep each other safe. This way you get to have a good time with your good friends and criminals with be discouraged by the numbers you have.

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    Safety Tips for Women Who Live Alone

    Safety Tips for Women Who Live AloneFor many women living alone is an exciting time. You do not have to share your space or your things with anyone. You get to decorate the way you want and you do not have to compromise on anything. However when you are a woman living alone you need to take your safety into consideration. Here are some tips for all the women who live alone to stay safe.

    The first thing you should do when you get home is to lock the door behind you. You do not want anyone to follow you into your home. Leaving your door unlocked makes it very easy for a criminal to get in. The best thing you can do is to lock it behind you. This should help to give you peace of mind.

    Whenever you leave your home you should lock the door behind you as well. It does not matter if you are going to work or if you are going to get the mail. If you live in an apartment building and are going to go to the laundry room you should still lock your door. This may seem like a waste of time but by leaving your door unlocked a criminal could sneak in while you are gone and surprise you when you get back. For safety purposes you should always lock your door behind you whenever you step out for any reason.

    If you have a friend who also lives alone become safety buddies. Check in with each other regularly to make sure the other is safe. This way you both are always accounted for. This will also help to give you peace of mind, not only by knowing your friend is safe, but by knowing that someone is looking out for you.

    If you live alone in a house instead of an apartment it is a good idea to get some motion sensing lights for outside. This way you can tell if someone is outside. If someone is sneaking around outside you will be alerted to it and you can call the police if needed. Motion sensing lights also tend to cause criminals to not want to stay in that area because they do not want to be seen and the light makes it much easier for someone to see them.

    Living alone can give a woman a great sense of freedom. You need to keep safety in mind however or your freedom could be compromised by a criminal. Do not risk your safety. You can live alone and be safe at the same time. Common sense will help you take the steps you need to keep you safe while you live alone.

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      Tips for Women to Protect Themselves in Various Situations

      Tips for Women to Protect Themselves in Various SituationsNo one wants to think that it can happen to them. However, if you do not prepare yourself mentally for the worst, you will not know what to do if something happens to you. Here are some tips for women in the event that you are approached by, attacked by, or even kidnapped by a predator.

      If you do get approached by someone wanting your purse or wallet the safest thing you can do is throw it away from your person. More often than not the criminal is only interested in your wallet or purse and will go after that giving you the chance to run for help. Never just give it to them, this leave you vulnerable for whatever else they want to take from you.

      If you were to be kidnapped and placed in a trunk of a car, do your best to figure out where the tail light is. If you are able to kick it out, sick your arm out of the hole and wave it around like crazy! The driver will not be able to see that you are doing this but the other drivers on the road will. At least one of them will see and call the police giving them the make, model, and license plate of the vehicle that you are in.

      Not that long ago I received an email that said if you see a baby’s car seat in the ditch do not get out of your vehicle, instead call the police. There are criminals out there who are placing these car seats in ditches with fake babies in them, and then when someone gets out of their vehicle, typically women because we are more sympathetic and concerned, they will assault the person and sometimes steal their car. Any time something does not feel right trust your instincts and call the police to check it out.

      If you are out and about or just getting into your car after work and see there is a piece of paper on your windshield or back window do not get back out to get it. This is another way that criminals are using to steal cars. They put this piece of paper there and the person who owns the car typically does not notice until they are ready to pull out of their parking spot. They then get out real quick to go check it out only to have someone hop in their car and take off. Instead wait until you are home and deal with it them.

      Ladies, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Trust your instincts, they are usually right. If something feels off about a situation there is nothing wrong with calling the police to come check it out, after all it is their job to keep you safe. Be aware of your surroundings and protect yourself.

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        Self Defense Tips Any Woman Can Follow

        It is an uncertain world we live in. It seems that people are going crazy. It is that reason that women need to make sure that they can protect themselves. Predators consider women to be weaker than their male counterparts and if they find one alone they may try to take advantage of that situation. Here are some self defenses tips for women that any woman can follow.

        The first is one that you have probably heard often, but that is because it is important. You must be aware of your surroundings. When you step out of a door, or before you get out of a car, survey your surroundings, know where you can go for help if needed. This is important. If you were to not notice something or someone you need to know where you can get help from.

        You also need to know how to keep your body language strong. If you keep your head up and walk with confidence you will be less likely to be targeted. Predators like to target women who look weaker. Those who walk with less confidence look weaker and therefore looks like an easier target. So no matter how you are feeling on any given day, keep your head up and your body language strong.

        A woman’s intuition is a powerful thing. Always trust your instincts. If you sense danger, then there is probably a good reason for that and you should avoid that situation if at all possible. If it is not possible to avoid the situation find out if there is someone who can walk you to your car, such as a security guard or a male employee of wherever you are. If not make sure you have your phone out and ready to use. This will let any potential predator know that if they try something you are ready to call for help.

        If someone does try to grab you your first instinct may be to yell for help. You will need to retrain your brain. Sadly most people do not respond to people’s call for help either because they do not want to get involved or they do not want to end up getting hurt too. Instead try yelling out for someone to call 911 for you. This is more likely to get help. If someone hears it they may call, but do not expect that they will intervene. This may or may not be enough for the predator to leave you alone, but at least the police will be one their way.

        If that is not enough for them to leave you alone then you should be aware of the most sensitive areas on a man’s body. The first and most obvious spot is the groin. Hitting a man there will no doubt get a reaction of pain on their part. Another sensitive area is their eyes, if you can poke them in the eyes this will cause pain and can make it so they cannot see for a moment while you run. The throat is another sensitive area. If you are able to punch them in the throat do it. The last sensitive area is behind the knee. If you are able to kick them behind the knee it will knock them down onto that knee giving you a chance to flee.

        You can never be too careful these days. Long gone are the days where you did not have to worry about strangers attacking you everywhere you go. Things are not as simple as they once were. This is why women must be prepared to protect themselves. Knowing these self defense tips will help any woman to do just that.

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