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Fighting back against an Attacker

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Do you think you would be able to defend yourself if someone were to attack you? This is a question many of us put aside because we do not want to consider it, but the truth is that violence is a part of our lives.
Should you ever be the victim of an attack, you need to know how to stay safe:
Make a noise and push back – If you do not have the option to run away from the attacker, and then make as much noise as you possibly can! Shout; be loud and hopefully someone will hear you. Move your hands around and wave your arms and this could deter the attacker from targeting you.
Hit them where it hurts – Hit hard and target areas of the body where it hurts the most. Aim for the eyes, nose, neck, knees, throat and the groin. And remember to hit them as many times as you can!
Know how to do some damage –A punch with a closed fist will most likely hurt you more than the attacker, so rather use your palms, elbows or knees to do damage. Everyday objects you carry around can also be used as potentia…

Do you think you’re being followed? Here’s what to do

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No matter who you are, normal people can get followed either be strangers or stalkers. There may be a motive behind the following, but no matter what it is – it’s really scary!
If you have the feeling that you are being followed, don’t ignore your gut feeling, use these helpful tips:
      ·Stay Calm

If you’re being followed while driving, don’t panic, speed away and cause a scene. It is best to slow down, think about the situation and drive to a police station or somewhere safe. If you’re on foot, stop and pretend to be looking inside a shop or fixing your hair, this way you can think things through properly and figure out a plan of action.
    ·Mix it Up

Take a few wrong turns or take a quick detour, then double back. This is an effective way to find out if someone is really following you, because how often do two people make the same wrong turn at the same time? If your suspicions are correct – walk/drive to the nearest police station or public area.
      ·Walk to a Busy Location

The wo…

Use these 5 Options if you are ever Targeted by a Predator

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When it comes to options when you are targeted by a predator, fight or flight are the two most well-known.

Of course it isn’t possible to know what will happen during that time when someone attacks you, however it is good to know and understand your options.
i.Posture – Present yourself as a tough target and a predator may opt for easier prey. If that doesn’t work:
ii.Flee – This is the most obvious choice, although it sometimes isn’t possible. If that doesn’t work:
iii.Outsmart – verbally disarming a situation and slowly escaping can sometimes work. If that doesn’t work:
iv.Surrender – Sometimes your best bet is to simply surrender. However a false surrender can also work, especially if it is supported by:
v.Fight – Stun your attacker by fighting like a mad man, then run away as fast as you can.

When you are attacked, you can probably expect to be hurt, but ALWAYS expect to survive!
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The 7 Advantages a Burglar will look for

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In order to protect your home against burglars, you need to know where the flaws lie. It is as simple as making your home the least attractive to burglars when they are searching for a way inside.

Here are the 7 advantages a burglar will look for when they want to break into someone’s home…
       1.Unlocked, weak doors or windows without burglar bars or a security gate.
       2.Something that will help them break inside such as a tree in front of a less secure window, a ladder, tools that have been left outside, patio furniture, etc.
       3.Places to hide like bushes, trees and areas where there are no outside lights
      4.Attached garages that are left open and easy to get into and inner doors that are unlocked
      5.Quiet homes where there are no dogs, nosey neighbours or traffic
      6.Secluded homes where there are no proper security practices in place such as an alarm and outdoor lighting
      7.No crime watch or security company signage outside the home or on the walls

Stand b…

All you need to Know about Medicine Safety for Children

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Did you know that every year thousands of children are rushed to the hospital because they managed to get into medicine?

Do not be lenient about how you store your medicine at home; you need to know what you can do to keep your kids safe…
Here are some interesting facts about kids and medicine safety as well as how to protect your kids:
      -Almost every minute of every day there is a call to the poison control centre because of a young child that managed to get hold of medicine       -90% of parents agree that it is important to store all your medicine out of sight and out of reach       -But, 7 in 10 parents say they still store their medicine within a child’s sight       -9 in 10 parents agree that medicine should always be stored in the original container or box       -But, 1 in 3 parents say they often use daily pill organizers that children can easily get hold of       -Too many parents think that it is okay to keep medicine that a child uses every day on the kitchen counter or a vis…

What to do during a Retail Robbery

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Before a criminal commits a robbery they will watch the establishment for a while and decide whether it is convenient or not. Bad cash handling, general upkeep, lack of planning and security measures can make your store or business an easy target for criminals.

Make sure you know how to prevent a robbery beforehand as well as what to do if a robbery does occur...
    ·Always watch your customers       ·Be aware of any suspicious behaviour and contact the police if you feel they may be a threat       ·Keep all emergency numbers on hand       ·Install a panic button and make sure all employees know where it is       ·If possible, have more than one employee work at a time especially at night       ·Keep the inside of your business as well as the entrances well lit       ·Try not to keep large amounts of cash on the premises       ·If you have to make bank deposits, make them during daylight hours       ·Install security cameras in and around your business or store
What to do if a robbery does oc…

What to do if you’re in the Middle of a Mall Robbery

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A number of serious mall robberies involving armed, dangerous criminals happen every year, showing us just how important it is to know how to stay safe if you are ever caught in the middle.

It is advised that you always be aware of suspicious activities and know what is happening around you. Here are several more vital tips:
~ For your own safety, always follow the robber’s instructions
~ Keep calm. If you are struggling, breathe deeply until help arrives
~ Robbers can be agitated really quickly, so don’t try and use your cell phone
~ Keep low and try and find a sheltered spot in case of gun fire
~ Take note of what the robbers are wearing, how tall they are, if they have any tattoos or scars, etc. Try to remember so you can pass on this information to the authorities.
~ Keep your children close to you at all times
~ When you are shopping in the mall, try not to keep large sums of money on you
~ If you are not in the store being robbed, get to a safe area and secure yourself
Dealing with a mal…

Pedestrian Collisions and how to prevent them

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When you leave your house, take a walk to the shop, cross the road to go to your work office or take an evening jog – you are a pedestrian!
Whatever the reason why you are a pedestrian, you need to know how to prevent collisions and possible death.

Here are the five most common types of collisions that happen between a vehicle and a pedestrian:
>> Dart out. This collision usually happens when a pedestrian suddenly steps out or runs out from the side of the road. This type of accident is common because the driver has no time to react. Often, the driver cannot see past an object such as a parked car or bushes.
>> Intersection dash. This collision is similar to a dart out, however it happens at an intersection. A pedestrian will suddenly appear and run out across an intersection, giving the driver no time to react.
>> Multiple threats. This collision usually occurs then a car is stopped to allow pedestrians to cross and another car plans to pass the car because they cannot …

How Seniors can stay safe while Driving

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As you age your reflexes, attention span and most dramatically, your eyesight starts to fade. This is why seniors may have problems seeing finer details and objects as they drive, making it hard for them to stay safe on the road.
We can’t ban seniors from driving altogether, however regular eye examinations, driving the right vehicle and wearing the correct glasses can really make a difference.
Here’s how seniors can keep themselves safe on the road as well as others around them:
      ·Try not to drive after dark and when the weather is bad
      ·Avoid driving when you are feeling overly tired or stressed out
      ·Do not drive after you have taken medication that can cause impaired vision or drowsiness
      ·Rather do not drive during the rush hour traffic
      ·Always keep an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists
      ·Avoid driving one hour past your usual bedtime
      ·Choose to drive routes that you know well and are familiar with
      ·Always wear your seatbelt when you are drivin…

Driving into the Sun – How to Protect yourself

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Driving on an extremely sunny day is something you can’t control. When you need to get from A to B and the sun is shining directly into your eyes, it can be a dangerous hazard.

After the sun rises and just before it is setting is one of the most dangerous times to drive. Why?  Because the sun glares into your eyes and leaves most drivers driving blind. When you cannot see the road ahead and any other potential hazards then you become a risk to the drivers around you.
So, how can you stay safe when you are driving into the sun? Use these helpful tips…
>> Reduce the glare by investing in some high-quality polarized sun glasses
>> Use your sun visor; it can block the sun if it is high enough
>> When the sun is glaring into your eyes it can be hard to see what the person in front of you is doing, so leave more following room to avoid accidents
>> Switch your lights on so you are more visible to the other drivers
>> Keep your windscreen clean on the inside and the o…