SAFETY TIPS

SAFETY TIPS

              Keeping Women’s safety in mind, we have come up with some safety tips that every woman should know. After all, if we don’t protect ourselves, who will?

  • Try sticking and shopping at the safest part of the city.
  • Avoid getting overfriendly with strangers.
  • While part of the excitement of travel is making new friends and talking to fellow travelers, never ever divulge your plans or itinerary to anyone.
  • Never stay out late at night especially at strange places.
  • Do not wear expensive jewelry or odd clothes while traveling as it may attract burglars.
  • Try to carry cell phone along with you while traveling so that you can contact someone in case of emergency.
  • Prefer wearing money belts and hidden pouches under your clothes to avoid pick pocketing.
  • Always choose the safest mode of transport for traveling. Do check its previous safety track record.
  • Always choose the safest mode of transport for traveling. Do check its previous safety track record.
  • While staying at hotels, always keep your door locked whenever you are in your room. For added safety, keep the safety chain on to prevent any forced entry.
  • Before opening the door to anyone, use the peephole. If the person is not in a hotel uniform or looks suspicious, do not open the door. Be wary of revealing your identity on the telephone, especially if you are traveling alone.
  • You are a tourist but you don't need to let the whole world know that. Don't look like a tourist. Looking at maps in your car or on the street is a dead give-away. A camera hanging around your neck all the time is also not a sound idea.
  • Don't flash money around. Just keep enough to meet your immediate needs. When traveling, your best protection is to be knowledgeable and alert. To travel with confidence and a positive attitude.
  • Carry a pepper spray with you, always and keep it handy. Don’t tuck it too low in your bag.   
  • Hold your bag as tightly as you can when you are taking public transport. You can use it to hit your predator.
  • When you are walking on a road, keep your mobile phone handy but avoid using it. Being on the phone makes you less alert.  
  • When you are travelling in an auto alone, make sure you share the auto number with someone in your family even if it’s during the day.
  • Similarly, if you have booked a cab, always share your coordinates with someone.   
  • When in office, avoid going to isolated areas with no CCTV cameras.
  • If you have parked your car, always look underneath, especially at night or at a less-crowded area. 
  • Whenever you are posting anything on social media, make sure you don’t do it in real-time. Because if you do, you’re telling people on your social media about your whereabouts. Delay those posts by say, 20-30 minutes.
  • Always ensure you aren’t posting anything on your social media with your address or phone number on it. 
  • Whenever you are giving out order for delivery at a grocery store, make sure you whisper your address or write it down somewhere and give it to the shopkeeper. Never announce it.
  • Whenever you are getting your phone recharged, if it’s at a store, don’t loudly speak up your phone number. 
  • Always pour your own drinks at parties and don’t ever take drinks from complete strangers or even friends. If you’ve left your drink unattended for even a few minutes, leave it and get a fresh drink. It may have been spiked when you weren’t looking.
  • If you feel someone is stalking you, try to find a crowded place and call someone for help.