Social Safety Tips 101.
Be careful what information you share on social media. Specifically, do not publicly post check-ins to distant locales or respond to invitations to future events that involve all residents of your home, you may be letting the entire world know that your home will be empty and a prime target for robbery, or that you will arrive home late at night and, therefore, will be a good target for attack. Posting information about your children’s schedules in a manner that is world readable may also increase the chances that they will be targeted by people with bad intentions. Keep yur information limited to family & close friends only, this will help to keep you and your family safe. Below are a few tips for outside the home social events, especially the younger & college crowd.
Awareness at Social Events:
*Plan to be with at least one other friend when going out to a bar, club, or party.
*Be sure that at least one person is identified as the designated driver.
*Keep your friends, family or roommates informed of where you are going, when you plan on returning and who you’ll be with.
*Do not drink beverages that are already open handed to you by people you don’t know or trust. Never leave your drink unattended.
*Trust your instincts. If any social situation becomes uncomfortable or feels wrong, remain calm and leave immediately.
*If at any point, you or a friend feels disoriented or unusually intoxicated for what you have consumed, leave the bar or party immediately. Get medical help if necessary.
*Be aware of your surroundings and travel the safest route available.
*Install a locating device (gps) so you can be located in the event of an emergency.
When someone is missing, the first thing police look for is the vehicle, devices such as recovery units:
http://secretrakgps.com can make this a simple way to find a vehicle and even disable the ignition so it cannot be moved.
These are just a few tips, keep visiting for more informative safety and new technology to help us all live and be more aware of our loved ones safety.
Have a safe summer!