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Safety When Walking Alone:
There will always be a time in our life where taking a risk is the only option, walking alone with no sense of protection shouldn’t be one of those times.
A recent Facebook poll shows that 9 out of 20 people do not feel safe walking alone at night. According to News Gallup, on average 3 out of 10 people fear walking alone, even within a mile of their home. Would these statistics lower if those 3 out of 10 people knew of better ways to protect themselves?
• Buddy System: If possible, always walk with a friend. If you aren’t alone, you're less likely to become a victim.
• Daylight Hours: If you have things to do while you're alone, try to accomplish them during the day. Like they say, “nothing good happens after midnight.”
• Parking Lot Lights: If you are alone at night, park close to a light pole. It provides a better lit area and typically there are cameras attached to the poles.
• Tell Somebody: Whoever it may be, where ever you may be going, and whatever you may be doing. Tell somebody. Tell then when, where, and who. This is a key piece of information. Make sure someone knows where you are. It’s the year 2019, you can literally share your exact location at all times with a specific person on your phone. There is even a free app, it’s called Glympse.
• Carry Your Keys: Don’t just have your keys in your purse or pocket. So many of us nowadays tend to forget this, thanks to those newer “fancy key fobs”. Those “fancy key fobs,” are indeed fancy. Just like some keys or clickers, key fobs have the bright red “Panic Button.” Have you ever wondered about the other uses for that amazing little button, other than just to remind you of where you parked? Yes, we all “panic” when we forget where we park. We panic for multiple reasons, feeling of being followed, being approached by someone suspicious, or even a concerning noise.
USE THE PANIC BUTTON for various reasons, use it anytime you feel panicked. DRAW ATTENTION TO YOURSELF AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS and anyone who is up to no good should be scared off. The car alarm will not shut off until you shut it off or the battery dies.
Don't let the longer days and nights of summer catch you off guard.