In a world where safety and security are paramount, there exists a realm of wisdom shared by experts whose paths have converged to illuminate the darkest corners of human behaviour.
Let’s unravel the enigma of safeguarding one’s well-being in an ever-evolving society. Here are some safety tips that everyone should know as shared by criminology and psychology graduates over social media.
1. Getting pulled over
Here’s what to do if you’re stopped by an unmarked automobile. First, if it is an officer, make sure they are aware that you know that you are being pulled over.
Put on your flashers to show your appreciation. If you’re on the highway, pull to the far right lane and drive at the speed limit so they can easily follow behind you.
2. Never tell anyone you are alone
Never tell somebody that you are lonely. And, as a general rule, whether true or not, someone always knows where you are, even if no one truly does.
3. Avoid scams
On an inbound call, never give out any sensitive information. There are many scammers out there these days who call pretending to be from your credit card provider. On an outbound call, only provide your details.
4. When you are home alone
The first tip. If you’re ever asked if you’re alone at home, the answer is no. Never ever open your door for anyone. Make sure that all windows and doors are always locked. And, if you’re alone at home at night, it’s not a bad idea to leave lights on in various places throughout your home.
5. Walking alone at night
The first, and possibly most crucial, rule is to always act as if you know where you’re going. Even if you don’t, you should always keep your guard up and be alert to your surroundings.
Maintain proper posture and a strong, steady stride. You want to walk with intent.
And, once again, appear as if you know exactly what you’re doing and where you’re going.
6. Tech wipe
Enable remote wiping on your smartphone at all times. If you lose it, you can delete all sensitive information.
7. ATM safety
When you’re at an ATM or about to swipe your credit card, always give the machine a little wiggle. Unfortunately, there is a lot of technology available to steal your information. So it’s absolutely a good idea to inspect the equipment before using it.
8. Safe posting on social media
Never share too much on social media. This means you should avoid posting in real-time and never publish too much personal information that could put you in danger.
9. Don’t save your home address on web
Never store your home address in a GPS device. A decent option is to provide the address of a nearby CVS or petrol station.
10. Fogged windshield
Here’s a safety precaution to keep in mind whenever you get in your car. The chances of this happening are now slim. However, it is always preferable to be safe than sorry.
If you get in your car and something becomes trapped in your windscreen wipers, do not turn them on to dislodge the object. In the past, a woman got her car and did not think twice about turning on the windscreen wipers, only to end up smearing a substance across her windscreen, rendering her unable to see or drive anywhere.
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