In a world where safety and security are paramount, there exists a realm of wisdom shared by experts whose paths have converged to illuminate the darkest corners of human behavior.
Let us reveal the enigma of safeguarding one’s well-being in a constantly evolving society. Here are some safety tips everyone should know, shared by criminology and psychology graduates on social media.
1. Get stopped
Here’s what to do if you’re stopped by an unmarked car. First, if you are an officer, make sure they know that you know you are being stopped.
Put on your flashing lights to show your appreciation. If you are on the highway, move to the right lane and drive the speed limit so they can easily follow you.
2. Never tell anyone that you are alone
Never tell anyone that you feel alone. And as a general rule, whether true or not, someone always knows where you are, even if no one really does.
3. Avoid scams
On an incoming call, never give out sensitive information. There are many scammers today who call pretending to be your credit card provider. On an outgoing call, only provide your details.
4. When you are alone at home
The first tip. If you’re ever asked if you’re home alone, the answer is no. Never ever open your door to anyone. Make sure all windows and doors are always locked. And, if you’re home alone at night, it’s not a bad idea to leave lights on in various places in your house.
5. Walk alone at night
The first rule, and possibly the most important, is to always act as if you know where you are going. Even if you don’t, you should always keep your guard up and be alert to your surroundings.
Maintain proper posture and a strong, steady stride. You want to walk with intention. And, once again, look like you know exactly what you’re doing and where you’re going.
6. Technical cleaning
Enable remote wipe on your smartphone at all times. If you lose it, you can delete all sensitive information.
7. Security at ATMs
When you are at an ATM or about to swipe your credit card, always move the machine a little. Unfortunately, there is a lot of technology available to steal your information. That’s why it’s absolutely a good idea to inspect equipment before using it.
8. Safe social media posting
Never overshare on social media. This means you should avoid posting in real time and never post too much personal information that could put you in danger.
9. Don’t save your home address on the web
Never save your home address to a GPS device. A good option is to provide the address of a nearby CVS or gas station.
10. Fogged windshield
Here’s a safety precaution you should keep in mind every time you get into your car. The chances of this happening now are slim. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
If you get into your car and something gets caught in the windshield wipers, do not turn them on to dislodge the object. In the past, a woman would take her car and she wouldn’t think twice about turning on the wipers, only to end up smearing a substance on her windshield, leaving her unable to see or drive anywhere.
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