Experts agree the single most important factor in surviving criminal attack is to have an overall safety strategy before you need it. Now, through a three-hour confidential seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim®, you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations, and avoid becoming a victim.
Hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials across the country have implemented Refuse To Be A Victim® into their crime prevention and community policing initiatives.
Here are a few tips for safety that you'll learn in a Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar:
- HOME SECURITY
Never hide an extra key under a mat, in a flower pot, or in any other easily accessible place. Criminals know all the hiding places.
- PARENTS AND CHILDREN
To protect your child while he or she is on the Internet, use your Internet Service Provider's (ISP) parental control option to block adult chat rooms and adult material.
Inform your children that if they become aware of a fellow student who has threatened violence against others, they should seek help immediately and not attempt to resolve the situation themselves.
- PERSONAL SECURITY
While in an elevator, if an uncomfortable situation arises, do not press the STOP or Call buttons! Press several buttons for upcoming floors and exit immediately.
- PERSONAL PROTECTION DEVICES
Whether you choose a personal alarm, pepper spray, firearm, or other device, know the laws and regulations regarding the use of these items. Seek proper training and become thoroughly familiar with your defensive device.
- AUTOMOBILE SECURITY
Beware of staged automobile accidents. The goals of these events are
- 1) to steal your car while you are investigating the damages, or
- 2) insurance fraud. Drive a safe distance behind the atuomobile in front of you and if you are in an accident, stay in your car until the police arrive.
- WORKPLACE SAFETY
If a co-worker makes threats, shows unusual outbursts of anger and/or appears unreasonably hostile, immediately discuss the situation with your supervisor, security, and human resources department staff.
- TECHNOLOGICAL SECURITY
If you use a credit or debit card to purchase items over the Internet, make sure the company has a secure connection. Find out what symbol your web browser uses to indicate secure sites.
- TRAVEL SECURITY
When traveling to a foreign country, learn about the culture of your destination and its current crime statistics. Certain clothing and behavior accepted in American society may be improper or illegal in the country you are visiting.
- SENIOR CITIZENS AND PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
If you are considering a residential care institution or retirement home, find out which agency is responsible for licensing and certification. Research the institution and staff.
If you use a wheelchair or live with persons taller than you are, ensure a wide angle door viewer is installed at a height beneficial to all residents.
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