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Staying Safe In A Dangerous World

Staying Safe In A Dangerous World

Tips to Keep You Safe

Tips to Keep You Safe

By Boomeryearbook.com

This world is not as safe as we once thought it was. Every day on the news we see thievery, murder, and deceit. As baby boomers, you are prime targets for con artists, thieves, and others out to harm you. You are even more at risk if you live alone, so it is very important for you to know ways to protect yourself and other important areas of your life such as your finances, your home, and your identity.

Safety In The Home

Keeping you and your home safe is a huge priority. It is important to be aware of the dangers lurking outside your door and be able to detect those that are trying to invade your territory. Here are some key ways to help you stay safe.

Think before giving out any personal information – Do not give out any personal information over the phone, through the mail or to anyone trying to sell you something. Do your research and make sure you confirm their affiliation is legitimate before agreeing to do any kind of business. Also shred any documents with your social security number, bank account numbers, or checks before throwing them in the trash.
Make sure you know everyone who has access to your home – This includes repairmen, housekeepers, and anyone else who is supposed to be there. Do not give a key to anyone but family members.
Get an alarm system – Alarm systems are a great source of security. If anyone does attempt to break in it will alert the authorities and also call you to make sure you are alright. Lock all windows and doors when you are leaving the house and when you are going to bed, whether at night or during the day.

Staying Safe Outside of the Home

It is not necessary to stay locked in your home in fear of something happening to you. There are ways to stay safe when you do decide to go out.

Be aware of your surroundings – If you see any suspicious activity or just get a vibe that something is wrong do not ignore it. Get as far as you can as fast as you can to a safe place.
Keep your purse or wallet close to your body – Do not leave purses or other belongings out in plain sight. Keep them hidden as much as possible or keep them very close. If someone does attempt to attack you yell “Fire” as loud as you can. If you are not able to yell make sure you have a whistle or a horn in reach that you can use to draw attention.
Travel in pairs or more – It is wise to travel with a friend or two when going out, whether it is to the market or to dinner. You will have the company plus it would be harder for someone to attack a group of people. Make sure at least one person has a phone in case of emergencies.
Staying safe is a number one priority on the minds of everyone, young and old. Make sure you know how to remain safe and help to equip others with the tools they need to do the same.

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