Every day in every way there are bad things happening to people and good things happening to people.
How can you determine which group of people you are in, is entirely in your power.
Here are some common sense tips to ensure your safety:
- Do not involve yourself in dangerous behaviors.
Drinking and driving, using drugs, or hanging out with people who do will put you in situations that will compromise your safety.
- Don’t go out late at night unless it is absolutely necessary.
Crime rates rise as soon as the sun goes down. The cover of darkness seems to help criminals hide their crimes. There is no need to make a trip to Walmart or the gas station after 9:00 pm at night.
- Take caution with your personal belongings.
Keep your car and home locked at all times. Don’t leave valuables in your car–even in front of your home. Secure important papers with personal information in a safe place.
- Make good choices.
Most of us know the difference between right and wrong. Always chose tondo the right thing in all situations. If you are unsure what is right and wrong–take no action until you can figure it out.
- Ask for help.
If you find yourself in a dangerous situation–call for help. The police and the fire departments are specifically trained to help us stay safe in our society. If someone is hurt call for an ambulance.
- Protect yourself from others
Stay away from people who are not safe, who engage in dangerous behavior or who you know are making bad choices in their lives, regardless of who they are. Friends and family who are dangerous or are associating with dangerous people will only bring those dangerous situations to you.
Today, life is becoming more dangerous, it is up to each of us to create a safe space for ourselves. You have the power of choice. Choose the right path and your safety will be ensured.
Make your safety a priority.