Top 10 Safety Tips For Women

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The following blog post will outline the top 10 safety tips for women. These are all very important and can go a long way to help keep you safe. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Don’t Wear Headphones or Earbuds while Walking Alone

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Don’t walk around alone at night while wearing headphones or earbuds, especially in dark areas such as alleyways. If something goes wrong, you’ll want to be able to hear it approaching.

You can leave one earbud in so that you can still listen to music while walking alone at night.

This is a common trigger for a sexual attack. You need to be able to hear what’s around you and also have the ability to call for help if needed. It only takes one moment of distraction from your safe path for an attacker to take advantage of your vulnerable state.

Make sure you have the battery on your cell phone charged at all times so you can call for help if anything goes wrong while walking alone.  It is also very important to know where your safe zone is in relation to where you are traveling. If something were to happen, would you be able to get home safe? Check these areas before leaving safe zones.

Carry Pepper Spray or a Stun Gun to Ward off Attackers 

 Even if you don’t think of yourself as a person who is likely to use it, these weapons can give you the opportunity to get away and be safe without having to physically fight off your attacker.

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Carrying a safe object with you is always a good idea especially if you are taking safe walks alone. If you notice someone following you, either make noise to scare them off or quickly spray them before running away. Stunning an attacker should allow enough time for you to be able to run away and call for help.

Get a Dog

Dogs are like silent guardians, always there to keep safe and protect their owners even without making a sound. Walking your dog can be an enjoyable way to stay safe in the city. If someone makes approaches, dogs make for a good early warning system even when sleeping in safe zones.

This offers several advantages:  A dog will let the potential attacker know there’s someone else in the area. When people see others in an area they’re less likely to attack since they don’t want witnesses around. There’s no doubt that dogs are intimidating when they bark, even more so than most safe objects or safe gadgets. Dogs tend not to run away from danger which means there’s one less thing for you to worry about on your walk home.

Never Leave your Drink Unattended

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One of the most common triggers for a sexual attack is when you are left alone in a vulnerable position with no one to protect you. Never leave an open drink or glass on tables, counters, or anywhere that could be tampered with. If you have to leave it alone at any point, either take it with you or pour out the contents before leaving. 

This also goes for drinks that are handed to you by strangers or even servers at safe restaurants and bars since they could have been spiked earlier with Rohypnol, Xanax, GHB, or other drugs used to incapacitate victims making them more prone to sexual attacks. Be safe rather than sorry!   

Walk with Confidence

Walk assertively and confidently, as if you own the world.  Don’t look like a target, and people will be less likely to think you’re one.

Don’t let unkempt hair or clothing detract from an otherwise safe appearance. This is just one more way in which attackers can identify potential targets that don’t look safe and it’s also important to maintain your personal style and preference in clothing whether safe walking alone or when safe with the company.

You should always project confidence when taking safe walks alone at night. Never wear hoodies or baggy clothing unless you do so intentionally as part of your outfit— this is often mistaken by attackers for vulnerability. Hoods are often used to hide identities but make sure theirs isn’t hiding yours from safe people.

The safe woman is in charge of her own body and does not hesitate to set safe boundaries and let other people know when they’re crossing them, especially in a potentially threatening situation.  Always stand up for yourself, even when that means walking away from a perceived safe person or safe conversation that could be going in an unsafe direction.

Always be Aware of your Surroundings

Never let your guard down. It’s safe to assume that anything or anyone could be a potential threat. When walking alone, always have an eye on your back and don’t let yourself be distracted by talking with people you may run into along the way. 

Hands-free safety is also important when walking alone at night. Avoid carrying unnecessary bags or wallets in your hands since this potentially makes you a target, especially if they contain credit cards or other valuables that could startle an attacker intent on stealing them (and victimizing you). Be safe!

Stay in Well-lit Places.

Always stay in safe zones, even if that means taking longer to get home.  It’s always better safe than sorry. It can be tempting to speed up your walk when you’re eager to get home but it could leave you vulnerable since safe people are less likely to realize there’s trouble until it’s already upon you.

Bars and restaurants are ideal locations to spend time since you may rest easy there without having to worry about sexual assaults. Even safe areas with people nearby aren’t safe enough for the secure woman on her late-night stroll alone.

The avenue is still safer than quiet streets where darkness gives attackers the upper hand. Use your phone as a flashlight when walking through dark streets or alleyways to keep yourself safe and visible along the way.

Stay safe by sticking with groups of people whenever possible, especially during the evening hours or at night when darkness lends an advantage to attackers who know they won’t be seen before they strike. This is why staying safe in well-lit areas is preferable since these are places where other safe people are more likely to notice any potential threats lurking nearby.

Always Trust your Instincts; they are Usually Spot on in Such Matters.

Pay attention to your instincts and get out of any situation that feels unsafe at all costs before it can get worse! It can be tempting to ignore safe instincts and stay out past the safe hour but it’s not worth the risk.

Stick to safe conversations as well; sharing personal details about your life with someone you don’t trust is very dangerous especially when they could potentially use this information against you in the future.

Keep the conversation light. Anything you say may be used against you someday, including names of people whose company was enjoyed at one point or another. It’s best to stick with subjects such as favorite television shows or safe foods because you can get deeper into safe conversations once safe trust has been established.

Don’t Give out Personal Information on Social Media

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Be safe by limiting what you post on social media. You don’t need to give out details about your personal life online since people are more likely to use this information against you.

Don’t accept friend requests from strangers on social media no matter how safe they seem or how safe their profile may be. It’s best not to have too many connections online in case they could potentially harm you someday.

Safe friends are the only safe connections that should exist between safe strangers online. Accepting friend requests from them is a good idea, especially after sharing safe content with them first, but never accept requests from strangers if you’ve previously enjoyed their company without knowing who they are beforehand. 

There’s no point in giving out personal information when you never know who could potentially use this information against you someday.

Even safe people may be tempted to ask for passwords. but it’s best not to take that risk since anything shared online is fair game to bad people looking for fodder that can be used against you!

Stay safe by minding your own business and sharing safe details about yourself whenever possible. It’s also important to avoid meeting up with anyone you don’t trust even though it’s always possible to meet safe strangers through sites like Tinder or Bumble where mutual interests often help people connect.

Be safe by sharing safe details about yourself whenever possible and don’t trust people who request safe information from you indiscriminately.

Keep your Purse Close While Walking Down the Street.

Keep your bag nearby and away from bad people who might take advantage of its contents while you enjoy activities. This is why purses and wallets should be kept safe in bags or in safe pockets where can’t easily be taken.

When you walk down the street, take your bag inside. This way, you’ll be safe from thieves who might try to steal your belongings when you’re not paying attention.

Keep an eye on your goods while out shopping, especially when purchasing pricey goods like jewelry, handbags, or shoes, which may attract unwanted attention from others no matter how good the interest is (just keep in mind that anyone could be a fraudster).It’s also important to keep items close when engaging in activities such as going out for drinks with friends, studying at a library or university, etc.

Conclusion:

So, here are our top ten safety tips for all the ladies out there. We hope you find them helpful! Comment below with your favorite tip or any other suggestions that we may have missed

Author

  • Brenda Tillman is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a dedicated mom blogger, and a life enthusiast. She also has completed courses on Parenting Skills, Learning, and Education. She is married and is the proud mother of a boy and two girls. She loves being with her family and pets. She has been blogging for over five years now and enjoys sharing her thoughts on parenting, relationships, health & fitness as well as other topics that come up in life.

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