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Protecting Your Child Tips

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Protecting Your Child Tips

PROTECTING YOUR CHILD It has been said that children are our most valuable resource. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that we take positive measures to insure their safety and prevent them from becoming victims of crime. Parents… Never leave children alone; not at home, in a vehicle, at play, or anywhere. Define what a STRANGER is. Let your kids know that just because they see someone everyday (e.g. mailman, paperboy, neighbor, etc.) it does not mean these people are not strangers. Teach your children their full name, your name, full address, and phone number, including area codes. Teach them how...

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Preventing Sexual Assault Tips

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Preventing Sexual Assault Tips

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULT? Always be aware of your surroundings. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Walk confidently, directly, at a steady pace. A rapist looks for someone who appears vulnerable. Walk on the side of the street facing traffic. Walk close to the curb. Avoid doorways, bushes and alleys where rapists can hide. If you think you are being followed, walk quickly to areas where there are people and lights. If a car appears to be following you, turn and walk in the opposite direction or walk on the other side of the...

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Personal Safety TIps

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Personal Safety TIps

TIPS FOR PERSONAL SAFETY Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, something is probably wrong. Be aware of your surroundings. Walk close to the curb, facing oncoming traffic. Carry bags close to your body. Look confident. Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back. If you are being followed, head for a crowded place. If people start milling around you, it could a set-up for a mugging. Know yourself, how do you react in a crisis situation? Do you scream, cry, freeze? How would you defend yourself? Remember there is no right or wrong approach...

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Keep Your Personal Information Safe

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Keep Your Personal Information Safe

KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL INFO SAFE Thieves can use even the most mundane of personal details to help them "verify" that they are someone they aren't, and one of the most common ways of obtaining personal details is "bin-raiding". This is surprisingly common in affluent areas and is spreading out of towns to the countryside; with 75% of local authorities now admitting it happens regularly in their area. An exercise carried out with the support of Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Police analyzed the contents of hundreds of household bins to see what people were throwing away. It found that 86%...

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Party Safety / Date Rape Precautions Tips

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Party Safety / Date Rape Precautions Tips

PARTY SAFETY/DATE RAPE PRECAUTIONS Whatever your drug of choice, remember: drugs and alcohol can affect your ability to make decisions (such as identifying danger signs and plotting escape routes). Manage how much you consume. Always get your own drink. Watch it being poured. Don't leave it unattended. Don't drink or taste anybody else's drink. Don't accept drinks from anyone else. Dispose of your drink if you think it tastes odd (if you just leave it, someone else may drink it). When in bars or clubs always get your drink directly from the bartender and do not take your eyes off...

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