Friday, January 20, 2012

Personal Security: How To Avoid Being A Victim, Anywhere, Any time.

via Peter Shankman - NYC street kid, with cred. (abridged version) 

• Don’t develop a pattern of behavior.
• Know your surroundings
• DO NOT IGNORE YOUR GUT. If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.
• Have your keys in your hands
• Wherever you are, have a small powerful flashlight. 
• Instead of yelling “HELP” when something goes wrong, yell “FIRE!”
• Have a buddy system
• Know the people in your neighborhood.
• Don’t look like a Victim. Walk down a street with your head up and looking around.
Don’t stare (it can be taken as a challenge) but don’t be afraid to look at people.  
• Don’t be clueless 

Read the whole article here. 
Really, read it. Pass it on.