Violence against women is a growing concern for many women across the country and across the world. Many women have enrolled in self-defense courses and started to carry different types of weapons to ensure their safety. The following tips will also be extremely helpful in keeping women safe. They should be used any time that a person goes out in public. Violent attacks can occur at any time. Always be prepared and aware of the people and events surrounding you.
Safety Tips for a Fun-Filled Night Out
Avoid going out alone. There is always safety in numbers. If you go out with friends, stick together as much as possible. Even if you are going to the restroom, stay within sight of one another or go together. Most attacks occur when people get separated from their friends.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Always be aware of your surroundings. Know where the exits are and who is sitting closest to you. For some people, being observant is key, and they will sit with their backs to the wall to see what is happening around them at all times.
Never Leave Drinks or Food Unattended
When you are out for dinner or drinks, always be watchful. Never leave your food or drinks unattended. This is the perfect opportunity for someone to slip something into your drinks (or food) to drug you. Even if you are with someone, always be watchful of what you eat or drink.
Know When You Are Drugged
If you begin to feel uneasy, ask for help right away. You may not notice it at first, but the color of your drink may change. It may appear more fizzy than normal or it may not taste the same. Call an ambulance immediately or head to the emergency room if you notice any of these things and begin to feel out of sorts.
Avoid overdoing it when you are drinking. Limit yourself to two or three and continue to eat small amounts of food throughout the evening. If you begin to feel a little inebriated, switch to soda or have water with lemon.
Download a Personal Safety App
Apps like Aspire, Circle of 6, and Watch Over Me are designed to help if you ever find yourself in a position where you may be in danger. Downloading these apps makes it easy for you to get the help you need without drawing a lot of attention to yourself.
Be Cautious with Social Media
Avoid posting your entire life on social media. While it may help the good guys find you, it can also lead the bad guys straight to you. Be a little more cryptic so that your real family and friends can figure out what you are doing and leave everyone else in the dark.
Only Rideshare with Friends
Ridesharing has become a common way to get around. While it may be a great way to travel for some, there is still a level of uncertainty you should be wary of. If you plan on ridesharing, do it with your friends!
Following these safety tips could save your life if you plan to go out at night. Contact the agents at RMS Insurance Brokerage today to learn more about staying safe while you are out in public and get tailored coverage for your unique insurance needs!