10 safety tips every girl should know
Women's Health

Essential Safety Tips Every Girl Should Know: Protect Yourself and Stay Safe

The chilling shrieks are shaking every corner of this country. Everyday the newspaper screams horror stories of rape and murder. Particularly in every corner of India. So, here are 10 safety tips every girl should know.

It is high time for the helpless bystanders to stand as one. To raise the voice against the predators. And put a coffin to this heinous crime.

The slogans of ‘hang the rapists’, ‘lynch the rapists’ and ‘My safety is my responsibility‘ may arouse adrenaline. But the real task is to stop the rapists.

There are so much media blabbering and political blaming around the topic of rape. Yet no one seems to be interested in stopping the rapists.

In this time the only way to fight such crimes is to take your safety in your own hands. Hence, my safety my responsibility.

Here are 10 10 safety tips every girl should know. It’s helpful for women and children of both genders.

10 safety tips every girl should know

1. Always be aware of the unsafe neighborhood

At times, we have to take the unknown route or travel to unknown places.

This can be dangerous!

Knowing the danger zones in advance helps to avoid those lines or to walk with precautions.

Rapists are sexual predators. They are nothing like humans.

It is important to make sensible decisions and avoid unwanted situations.

2. Know the route if you are travelling to an unsafe place.

Travelling to a new place might involve taking a lonely road.

With all the technologies at your disposal, it is smart to check the route. Read a few reviews on the net. If the route seems eerie, then make arrangements of your safety.

After all, your safety is your first responsibility.

Always note the number of the vehicle you are boarding. Share the details with someone over the phone. So, even the driver knows that his details are being traced.

3. Learn some kind of self-defense tactics. 

Learning self-defense is no more an extra curriculum skill. It is a survival skill in this modern day.

Learning a few basic self defense tricks can prove to be life-saving.

Be it karate, martial arts or Kalaripayattu! Enroll your name along with your kid’s. It can save both your lives!

Also, there are multiple sessions happening on this around the city. Attend those and learn tricks to be safe!

4. Always carry some kind of sharp objects at your hands reach. 

Be it a foldable knife or a nail cutter! A sharp cut distracts the predator giving you time to escape the scene.

Always carry a sharp object in your purse when travelling. If you have long nails then learn to use them for self-defense. 

According to self-defense experts, here are 3 steps to install as your instant reaction

  • Attack the predator’s eyes with your nails
  • Bite him in the hands
  • kick him in the balls and push him away on the ground.

5. Danger in a life? Press all buttons!

Most of the time, women get the instinct when she is in danger. If any such situation arises in the lift then press all the buttons until the destination.

If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.

6. When you are alone in the house, run into the kitchen. 

You know where the chilli powder and turmeric are kept. And where the knives and plates are.

All these can be turned into deadly weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils all over. Let them break. Scream.

Noise is the greatest enemy of a molester. He does not want to be caught.

7. Avoid getting drunk and unconscious at unsafe places.

With night parties picking the rage, don’t forget to think about your safety.

Don’t get drunk and risk your life with strangers. Always enjoy within your limits.

And remember you can never know the true intentions of even the closest person. So, always keep telling yourself, “My safety is my responsibility.

8. Avoid empty bus and locals at late night

After the jittering Nirbhaya case, no girl dares to take an empty bus or board an empty local.

This is going to remain the same! Until the country comes up with something so strong that the predators fear to leave their house after dark!

9. If you are stalked at night rush to a shop or an ATM.

Enter a shop or a house or go inside an ATM box. ATM centres always have close circuit television. Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you. 

10. If the driver takes a wrong turn, use your dupatta or the handle of your purse to choke him. 

Use the handle of your purse or your stole to wrap around his neck. And then pull him back.

This will make him choke instantly.

In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.

Safety Tips – Wrapping it up

At some point or the other ladies have to walk out of their safety zone, either for a job or for their loved ones. So being aware and alert are the only tools that can be their ultimate saviors. 

For the helpless bystanders, here is what you can do

  • Call for help immediately.
  • Distract them with a police signal from your mobile.
  • Raise your voice.
  • Gather the crowd.
  • Stand by her!!!

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Good info doctor 👍👍

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak December 7, 2019 at 4:04 am

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Good information doctor.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak December 7, 2019 at 4:04 am

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True doctor sir. Thanks a lot, as always.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak December 7, 2019 at 4:03 am

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