Common Sense Tips for Personal Safety (Tip 10 of 16)
In this series of articles over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some quick tips that can help you and those you love stay safer.
- Click here for Tip #1, Click here for Tip #2, Click here for Tip #3, Click here for Tip #4, Click here for Tip #5, Click here for Tip #6, Click here for Tip #7, Click here for Tip #8, Click here for Tip #9
These tips came about after we attended many self defense classes taught by martial artists who trained daily. The techniques they taught were difficult, if not impossible, to execute—or even remember unless practiced consistently.
So, we decided it would be more beneficial to everyone if there were a program that focused on staying safe and avoiding dangerous situations. There had to be a common sense approach to safety. But, we also knew it had to go beyond being confronted or grabbed by an attacker.
These tips are not the only ways to be aware or safe, but they do address many areas. The tips are for children as well as adults—so parents will want to share the information with their children.
Tip# 10: Act as if you are confident, even if you’re not
Goofs are looking for an easy target. If you can stand up straight and look confident, you’re more likely to be ignored by an attacker. Keep your head up, smile, and pay attention to people and things around you.
Have the confidence to look people in the eye. We’re not suggesting having a stare down either—that can be mistaken as a challenge. A glance and a smile go a long way showing that you are aware of your surroundings.
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