Walking around alone, especially at night, can be scary for anyone. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make yourself feel a little safer and items that you can use to help to defend yourself it comes to that. Keep reading to learn more about these tactics.
Most people have smartphones nowadays, so having an app on your phone that can alert friends, family members, and the police when you are in trouble can be helpful. It doesn’t even matter if you have an android or a iPhone. There are apps for both. You can click on this link to find some of the best smartphone safety apps. Each of these apps work a little differently. However, generally speaking, you can set up your emergency contacts ahead of time. Then, when you are in trouble, you press a button and the app will set out a mass text or call to alert your support circle and the authorities.
Personal Protection Gear
If you are looking for a way to fight back against your assailant, then you can’t go wrong with looking into personal protection equipment. There are a variety of options to choose from that can help to keep yourself safe. If you don’t want to fight, then pepper-spray (also known as mace) is one of your best options. You can also find key chains that double as sharp brass knuckles in case you are worried about needing to pack a punch. Of course, these are just two of the many options available to people of all sizes and fighting abilities.
To attract attention to yourself if you are worried that someone is following you, or if they are going to hurt you, then having a whistle on hand is a great idea. Whistles are usually high-pitched and very loud. This makes them easy to hear even from a relatively far distance away. While it’s a bit sad to think of, society as a whole seems to understand that if they hear a whistle, that means that someone is in trouble. So, you are likely to have someone running your way to see what is wrong. If an assailant hears you blow your whistle, they might also just run off, since they know that you have called attention to yourself– and them.
The world can be a scary place sometimes, but you can work to make yourself feel a little safer by taking the precautionary measures above. Good luck, and stay safe!