SAFETY TIPS


1

Safety in Numbers

There is safety in numbers. When you have the chance, take somebody with you on an errand. If possible try and stay in groups of 3 or more.

2

Body Language

Your body language should be strong with a good walking pace and your head and eyes are up. Make eye contact with people who approach you.

3

Space

When passing somebody make sure there is space, and that you create your own walking lane. If you pass somebody and you are concerned, its OK to look back over your shoulder.

4

Understand Intrusive Conversations

Understand intrusive conversations and pay attention to the personal information you are sharing with others, even if they are a familiar face.

5

Set Ground Rules

Set ground rules at home, work, and campus for visitors and workers that enter your residence.

6

Confide in Family and Friends

Confide in your family and friends about a person whose actions are concerning, especially if you keep telling yourself “It’s nothing, it will be OK.”

7

Stand Firm

Stand firm if your response to somebody is “No.’ Your first thought is usually the right thought. Trust your intuition.