Prevention in various situations.
Prevention in personal defense in various contexts.
Prevention in self-defense is one of the key aspects and most suggestions can be put into practice by anyone and although this post is focused for female personal defense regardless of gender or age the suggestions also apply to men.
Personal safety is the responsibility of each of us and while it is also true that a good part is left to law enforcement in reality if you do not adopt behaviors that limit the possibilities of action and intention of potential attackers to act in peace against you it is likely that you can potentially become their “prey”.
The risks to your personal safety can be reduced by behaving with “good sense” and using some preventive actions but sometimes common sense is not enough and above all it is not something objective, everyone has his own.
Often talking to some people you notice how in reality they are convinced to use common sense but the total lack of knowledge of certain dynamics actually leads them to have careful behaviors but not enough for those who practice improper actions towards people.
Remember that TU is the protagonist for the maintenance of your personal safety!.
This post is built to tell you about behaviors and help you develop habits of “safe” behaviors.
Since I don’t know who you are personally, you need to adapt your tips to your lifestyle, habits and skills, and use these cues to plan your safety.
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Some suggestions you read may seem obvious, exaggerated or too difficult to put into practice, but sometimes it is the latter that will allow you to avoid the greatest dangers.
The old saying “prevention is better than cure” also applies in self-defense!
Now it does not mean doing nothing, staying at home, working from home, not going out anymore, etc. because your prevention must not become an obsession that affects the quality of your life but you must also be aware of the reality where you live and the world of today.
You can’t pretend anything and unfortunately there are in some cities special areas where really people are forced to change their lives by not leaving the house at certain times or not going out so as not to take risks.
It’s not nice but it’s necessary, but I hope it’s not your case and luckily they’re minority situations.
The prevention you need to adapt to the context in which you live and your habits means that you need to develop a strong sense of awareness about safety and change your behavior taking into account the environment in which you are and the possible dangers associated with it.
This knowledge and awareness leads you to use behaviors and tools to protect your person and to discourage potential criminals from “pointing” you.
The consideration of the following points will increase your security awareness:
- Follow your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or with a person, leave immediately and do not worry about bad figure, guilt, or passing for rude, frigate and leave immediately.
- Learn to notice people’s details. In the event of an assault, this can help you
provide a good description for the identity of the criminal (e.g., skin color,
height, hair color, hairdo, scars, tattoos, accent, clothing,
- You’re inconspicuous. Keep a “low profile.” Dress and behave in a resigned manner. Do not show jewelry, money, keys or other valuables, because it is what attracts a potential thief.
- Always know exactly where you’re going or, anyway, behave
always as if you knew it. It shows confidence even if you don’t have it.
- You need to be well informed about your environment and neighborhood. Where is the nearest police station and the nearest hospital? Which shops, restaurants, offices are open until
Late? Is there a phone nearby? Etc.
- Establish some roads to get to work and various route and departure times to
get to work and get home. Most assaults
happen when the person leaves or goes home.
- Avoid establishing routines, as they make your commute easy to predict
for an observer. Identifies routines, such as the “usual” match
tennis, jogging, social events, etc. and it changes the times at which they occur.
Also, watch out for routines that can’t be avoided, such as
accompany and take the children to school.
- Stay away from situations that could attract pericthem (e.g., political gatherings).
- Be careful of any possible surveillance clues to your home, office or home
path between the two. Serious attacks are generally preceded by a period of
- Know your skill. You have to be honest with yourself and be aware of
your abilities. You should always try to keep yourself in good physical shape.
- Don’t hesitate to call attention to yourself if you find yourself in danger: screams, shouts, sounds
the car horn, etc.
- Make sure you know which safety devices are in the workplace and
how they work.
- If you need to go abroad, learn a few phrases in the language of the country you are in,
so that you can ask for help in case of need.
- Just imagine what you’d do if you were attacked. There is no “correct” or
one “wrong” to respond to an attack because each situation is different from the others.
React or not to an attacker It is a decision that can only be made by you based on the context and your real abilities to effectively counter your attacker or attackers. Generally these are the various choices that can be made: yield to requests, try to “verbally” persuade the aggressor, shout help or scream
“on fire,” flee, fight. Remember this rule: NEVER risk your life for material goods..
- During an assault, do not be distracted by your surroundings. A noise or
of the rumors, might give you a false sense of “escaped danger.”
- ALWAYS AND ONLY ON YOURSELF (on your strengths and abilities). DON’T count on other people’s help because they hardly intervene in your
rescue even if you scream and ask for their help. If you’re lucky someone intervenes but the statistics say it’s something rare.
Prevention when you’re at home
Never take your safety for granted just because you’re at home!
Your home may be the target of thieves who could harm your safety during their criminal action.
You should carefully design the “physical” security of your home and, if necessary, make the necessary improvements.
Consider the following steps to increase the security of your home:
- Make sure the front door and locks are very durable. Close
always key the door, both when you are in the house, or when you go out, though for a few
- Make sure the entrance area is always well lit.
- Make an area of your home a safe haven, a place where you can shelter from a
attack and from which you can ask for help. This place could be a room
very strong door and a good lock, or possibly a
Bathroom. Make sure you have a possible fire exit. (Panic Room)
- Make sure you have shutters, curtains or screens at every window.
- Just write your last name on your mailbox.
- Do not leave out the door valuable material, or potential tools or tools, that the
criminals could use against you if they found them (e.g., stairs,
- Never open the door to strangers.
- If a stranger asks you to use your phone, don’t let them in. Offer yourself
make the call for him.
- If you can, avoid sleeping with open windows.
- Don’t get on the elevator if there’s someone who makes you feel uncomfortable or restless.
- If you’re in the elevator and someone steps in who causes you a sense of uneasiness, go down to the
- In the elevator, stand by the control panel. If you are threatened, press the
alarm button and any other buttons that can be reached (except STOP),
booking, where possible, the opening of the doors to the different floors.
- Before hiring domestic workers, do your right to learn about the background of the
person (cultural basis, experience, etc.). Ask for his references and check them.
- If you find that a maid/babysitter is dishonest or thief, fire her immediately and escort her out of the house. Immediately notify all places where the household can make purchases by crediting them to your account (e.g., shops, supermarkets, etc.), which he has been expelled.
- Do not entrust the household/babysitter with the keys to your home; If this is inevitable, make sure you have a special key (not in the possession of the servants), and use it to lock the door when you are in the house.
- Make sure you’re a babysitter. know exactly what security measures they need to have, like: identify people before opening the door, never allow access to unauthorized visitors without your specific approval, don’t provide anyone with information about you by phone, don’t discuss with any of your business, notify you if any suspicious person is wandering around near your
- If you have a private security check, make sure that you know exactly what your duties are: what you need to check and how often, how to sound the alarm in case of problems, what to do if you are forced by intruders to leave the property, where to go and
what to do if that happens.
- Try to get to know your neighbors.
Prevention when you’re on the go
Travelers are easily exposed to risk, as they typically carry money, passports,
objects. Also especially initially you are often disoriented and do not know the safe places of the country in which you are, etc.
Consider the following points to increase your safety when you’re on the go:
- Always make sure you know safe places (or for protection)
your environment and make sure these places are easily
reachable, if necessary.
- Before you leave, inform some of your programs and leave them the numbers to which
you can be traced. Sand for some reason you have to change your
plan, make sure that this person is made aware of it.
- Stay alert. Always check your luggage and bag. Keep your passport,
pass, airfare, money and traveller’s chèques in a safe place,
preferably in the clothing worn (avoiding jackets, raincoats,
coats and all the garments that could easily be forgotten in some
- Make two photocopies of your plane ticket, passport, driver’s license and
you decide to take with you. Leave a series of photocopies at home and take it with
keeping it in a different place from where you keep the originals. Leaves
a copy of the traveller’s chèques serial numbers at home and bring another copy
- As much as possible, try to use direct flights. Try to minimize
time when you have to stay in an insecure public area of the airport. Move
quickly from the check-in door to a secure area (e.g., boarding room).
- In many cases, petty crime hits airports. The best defense is
stay calm, don’t let people give you the onslaught (e.g., to bring you the
or for taxis) and keep tabs on your possessions.
- In some countries, crimes are committed by taxi drivers or their accomplices. Make sure
know exactly how to get to the airport (or the station
your hotel or the place where you have your business appointment. If you have
appointment at the airport, establish an appropriate means of recognition with
the person you need to meet. In countries with a high crime rate and a high
poor police service, insist on meeting you directly in the arrivals hall
- Possibly choose large hotels, as they offer better service than
Security. Do not stay in rooms on the ground floor or they give on an outside corridor. If
book a room between the second and seventh floors (above the level
easy access from the outside and low enough to be able to
easily reach the exit or fire-fighting devices in case of an emergency).
Always lock the room door (even when you’re inside).
- Choose a room near the elevator to avoid having to walk
along in the desert corridor to reach it. If you feel uncomfortable, ask someone
hotel staff to accompany you to the room.
- The balcony can be a danger. Always lock the doors/windows
damage on the balcony and close the curtains.
- Use a rubber door stop for added security (I recommend bringing
one in your luggage). If it’s not available, use a chair to lock the door. Use
the safety pins (baby pins) to fit the faulty tendons well.
- As soon as you arrive in your room, look for the nearest security exit. Walking
from your room to the emergency exit, counting the number of doors you have
Meetings. Imagine how to reach it by crawling or running, in the environment
dark and full of smoke. Read the hotel’s fire instructions.
- Make sure self-service parking is fenced and well lit. If you don’t feel
safely, ask to be accompanied from the hotel to your car, or ask to
“parking” service of the hotel. Always park in well-lit areas.
- If you’re attending a conference, remove the name tag with your name just
possible, to avoid being identified.
- Do not leave the “Please clean room” tag outside the door, as this
would inform a possible thief that the room is empty. Ask directly from the
reception to send someone to tidy up your room.
- Don’t show strangers the key to your room. If the reception provides
easily the number of your room, or is clearly visible on the counter, claims with the
director and, if you’re seriously concerned, insist that you be assigned another
- The first time you enter the room, check right away that in the closet, in the bathroom
and there’s no one on the balcony.
- If someone knocks on the door, don’t assume that it’s actually who
claims to be. Call the front desk for further check-up. Always use the
- Always ask if the hotel has a value safe. Don’t try to
hide them in the room, they will be easily found!
- If you find your room door open or not locked, don’t come in. Come back
at the front desk and ask someone to accompany you to the room.
- Don’t trust those who offer to change your money to the “black exchange”.
- Be careful who says you are a police officer or a security officer and you
asks to accompany him somewhere. Ask him for an appropriate identification
and call the local police station to check. Ask at the hotel reception
to help you with identity verification.
Prevention when you’re walking
Consider the following tips to increase your personal security:
- Before you leave, make sure all the hinges in your bag are closed. Put the
wallet in a front pocket or under clothes. Bring only the money you need
you need and possibly divide it into several parts and store it separately.
- He wears comfortable shoes.
- You must always be aware and attentive to what is happening in the environment
- If you can, avoid walking alone at night.
- Walk to the middle of the pavement (not too close to the road, to avoid
assaults by motorists or motorcyclists, nor too close to the wall to
avoid ambushes by people hidden in doors, corners, street indentations, etc.).
- Do not take shortcuts that pass through isolated areas, such as bridges, underpasses, parks, etc. I know that it is inconvenient to stretch the road and that maybe it takes longer but it is necessary.
- If you use a public phone in a phone booth (now very few), do not give your back to the entrance of the cabin. Put yourself in a position that allows you to keep an eye on what’s going on on the road, to prevent someone from entering the cabin without you noticing. If someone attacks you, try not to get stuck inside the
cabin; If you don’t have any other tools, use your phone’s handset as a blunt object to hit the attacker.
- If you’re using a smartphone, mp3, etc., keep the volume low enough to hear what’s happening nearby.
- Avoid talking to strangers.
- If anyone suspects is behind or in front of you, cross the road. If necessary,
cross it again from side to side. If you feel threatened in any way, use
any means of drawing attention to you (remember: it’s much better to feel in
embarrassment for being wrong rather than avoiding acting if you feel in danger).
- If a motorist stops by your side to ask for information, don’t come near
to the vehicle and be careful if it asks you to look at a map or similar.
- If a car comes near you and the driver makes you feel in danger, don’t be afraid to shout and
run in the opposite direction to the car.
- Never hitchhike and don’t take passes from strangers.
- Keep the keys ready but DON’T show them or shake them in your hands. This behavior informs a possible attacker that you are near your home.
- Keep only the keys you use in the deck and don’t put your name or address on your
Bunch. Put a recognition mark on the most useful keys to get in quickly, so that they can be easily found in the dark. This also allows you to find the right key quickly.
- If you notice that the front door, or a window, has been opened or forced, while
you were out, NOT ENTRARE. The thief can still be inside. Quietly move away from the place. Use a neighbor’s phone or phone to call for help.
- Keep the bag in such a way as to prevent break-ins.
- Bring a document with you with your blood type.
Prevention when you’re in the car
Keep the following tips in mind can increase your security:
- When possible, travel on well-lit, populated roads and main streets. Keep the
raised windows (leaves only a small space for ventilation) and put the safety to the
goalkeeper (keep in mind, however, that the safety could hamper the operations of
- If possible, do not travel alone, especially at night.
- Be especially careful when you stop at traffic lights or at intersections.
Develop a habit of adjusting speed to avoid having to stop at traffic lights.
Be prepared to run away or honk your horn if you feel in danger.
- Never give hitchhikers steps. Think twice before giving assistance
to a motorist who seems to be in trouble.
- If you suspect someone is following you, take a few laps on a busy road.
DON’T TAKE THE ROAD HOME AND DON’T PARK IN A DESERTED AREA.
If you realize you’re still being followed, go to the nearest police station.
- If someone tries to push you out of the way, stay calm. Play the horn
uninterrupted, so as to attract attention. If you’ve been forced to get out of
road, as soon as you stop, reverse your direction of travel and go back. Always play the
honk and keep the car moving.
- When you park at night, choose a place that will be well lit when you return.
Before you leave the car, make sure that there are no people around who can
pose a danger. Do not park in the street if you have the option to use a
garage or a secure parking area.
- Before you get into the car, make sure there’s no one hiding in the seat
Rear. From a distance, make sure there’s no one lurking under the car. Before you leave the car, make sure you lock it.
- If someone takes you home in the car, ask them to wait until you’re
entrance into the front door.
- Always fasten your seat belt and demand that the front passenger do
Equally. If while you are stopped at the traffic lights or stop you feel threatened by
someone, immediately unties the belt.
- Keep your car in good condition. Check the fuel level before each
Trip. Make sure you have an emergency lamp, the spare wheel in good
state and the jack. You need to know where you’re going and how to get there. Take with you
a detailed roadway.
Safety when you’re on public transport
Consider the following tips to increase your security while using the means
- If you are early, wait for the train in the appropriate waiting room.
- Do not travel in train compartments that are deserted.
- By train, if possible, sit in the carriage occupied by the train conductor.
- Don’t choose seats by the window, because you could be easily
blocked by an assailant. Preferably sit near the corridor, so that
be able to exit quickly in case of problems.
- Find out about the train schedules you need to take first; that way you won’t be
forced to wait in deserted docks. Avoid taking the last train to the
- After getting off the bus or exiting a subway station, look at
around to see if anyone is following you.
- Get someone to pick you up at the train station, at the train station, at the train station.
or at the entrance to the building you’re in, if you have to go home in the evening
Prevention in social situations
Even in social situations you have to think about your personal safety.
You may be particularly vulnerable, especially if you don’t make sure you prevent the problem.
Today it is typical with the advent of social networks and chats getting in touch with “common friends” or people who know each other online.
Keep the following points in mind:
- Use special caution when meeting someone you don’t know well.
Ask him to go out with other people you know. Choose public places or
places frequented by other people.
- When you go to the disco, try to always go with a group of friends and
trusted friends. Don’t leave your glass around with the drink, to go and drink
from time to time; keep it with you until you’ve finished the drink or decide not to drink it
More. Always make sure you have some friends who will take you home and not
accept passages from someone you met that night (even if it gives you
the impression of being a “good person”). Keep in mind that taking
alcohol and/or drugs can alter your perception of reality, making you more
“available” (dropping some of your inhibitions) and therefore more vulnerable in
someone who wants to take advantage of the situation.
- Communicate clearly what you want. Speak up! Make sure that no one can
think that you want to have intimate relationships with him if you don’t. Don’t play too much of a fool of a person. Seduction is a beautiful weapon, but use it with those who really care.
- Stand up! You demand to be treated with respect.
Now that you’ve seen in the various situations some important attentions for your personal safety I hope that from today you start to adopt these tips as a habit.
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