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How to Keep Safe When You Are Out and About​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Below are some examples of how to keep safe when you are out and about: 

Before you go out:

  • Plan where you are going and how to get there.
  • Keep your money, mobile phone and keys in a safe place like your bag or pocket, so they do not get lost or stolen.
  • If you can, tell someone where you are going and when you will be back
  • Take only the money you will need. Keep some in your wallet or purse and some in your pocket.
  • Take a mobile phone if you have one, and the phone number of someone you know. Take some money if you want to make a call from a public phone.
  • If you have one, take a personal attack alarm with you. Keep it where you can find it easily. Make sure you know how to use it.

When you are out:

  • If you can, go out with friends or someone you know.
  • Look like you know where you are going and you know how to get there.
  • If you can, keep away from quiet, dark places.
  • Wear your bag across your body or under your coat.
  • Keep your bag with you at all times.
  • Do not carry all your money and important things in one bag.
  • Do not get into a car with someone you don’t know.
  • If you use a wheelchair, think about where would be the safest place to carry your bag.