The key to personal safety is doing what you can to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The detectives told me there was nothing I could have done to prevent my attack, but every day I see people putting themselves in danger. The following article and videos will give you insights to increase your awareness and stay safe.
This Winter Put Safety at the Top of Your Outdoor Activity List. We remind ourselves to change our clocks and turn back the hands one hour for the fall season. While turning back the time we must also remind ourselves that darkness will settle in much earlier. When you’re out enjoying brisk evening walks or other outside activities after dark, remember to place personal safety at the top of your outdoor activity list. Click here for the entire article.
Situational awareness is a learned frame of mind in which an individual is aware of what is going on around them. Too many times, people get engrossed in their own purpose and forget to pay attention to what is happening around them. If you’re walking alone and are on your cell phone, you can’t hear what’s going on around you. But, if you are paying attention, you are likely to notice a dangerous situation before you step into the middle of it.
You can teach yourself to look for clues to increase your situation awareness. The following videos contain tips from my kickboxing instructor, David Dibella.
Situational Awareness: Your Key To Staying Safe
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