- BE AWARE:
Always be cautious and aware of your surroundings and be on alert for all the people you are surrounded by. Make a note of all the emergency numbers that can be helpful in times of need and do keep a note of the route and the area you are in.
- NEVER WALK ALONE ‘AT NIGHT’:
Make sure that you never walk alone at night, so plan things out accordingly. Always ask a trustworthy person to accompany you in case you have to stay out late. And also avoid taking public transportation if you can.
- STAY AWAY FROM STRANGERS:
Don’t talk to strangers in public places and don’t share your personal details with people you don’t know or trust. Also whenever you are at a party, make sure to always serve your drinks and food by yourself and never take it from a stranger.
- SHOUT OUT:
If you are walking down a desolate street and you feel that someone is stalking you, try to move to a more crowded place and scream at the top of your lungs to seek the attention of people in the vicinity so as to avoid any potential harm.
- DRESS WISELY:
Always plan your outfits according to the event or the place that you are going to be at. By judging the type of people you are going to be surrounded by and how late you are going to stay out so as to ensure that in case of an emergency you can act out accordingly (avoid wearing heels or scarves and necklaces that are easy to grab by someone who has intentions to harm you).
- SELF DEFENCE:
Try and learn some basic self-defense techniques and use those whenever needed (poke into the eyes, hit hard on the nose or spleen). Make it a habit and always keep a pepper spray with you for safety.
DON’T PANIC.. always be mindful in adverse situations and be cautious and stay strong.