Staying Safe Away From Home & How to Feel Secure Wherever You Go

When you take time to pay attention to your surroundings, you’re making an important step toward ensuring your personal safety away from home.  It’s easy to get into a routine and let your guard down, but even places you ordinarily go can be dangerous if you’re not paying attention.  Here are some helpful safety tips:

AT THE OFFICE/WORK PLACE:
Always have your purse locked up in a secure drawer. Don’t leave it on the floor, desk or chair. If you cannot lock it in your desk, always take it with you when you leave your work area.


Good Safety Habits & Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

Safety doesn’t take a lot of time, but it does take thought and planning.  To build maximum protection for your home, you need to consider two levels of threat. The kind you, your family or guests can create accidentally and the kind that burglars or vandals can create deliberately.  To address the first kind of threat, make a commitment to safety by reviewing the suggestions below and selecting a few to launch your personal home safety campaign

Protecting Your Home from Internal Threats

FIRE SAFETY

  • Test every smoke alarm in your home and replace the batteries

9 Tips For College Student Safety To Give Parents Peace Of Mind

Campus Safety

Going to college for the first time can be an exciting new experience for students. These nine tips for college student safety will help keep students safe and give parents peace of mind about their child leaving home for the first time.

Privacy Is Not Always Good

As children grow older, they tend to be extremely concerned with invasions of their privacy. They do not want their parents to know everything they are doing. As new adults, students should remember that privacy is not always a good thing. Students should share their class schedules or work schedules with parents and friends, so that someone knows how to reach them in the case of an emergency.


Talking to Kids about Abduction

It is every parent’s greatest fear: that someone, usually a stranger in our fevered imaginations, will take our child away never to be seen again. Although the truth is that abductions have happened all through history, there is a greatly increased awareness of the problem today, thanks to modern media. While this is beneficial in that people are more aware of a real risk, it is also very stressful in that every case tends to be amplified in our ears until what is still, thankfully, a rare event seems like a constant onslaught.


Safety While Hiking: Enjoying Your Time Outdoors

The Hiker Responsibility Code is a set of principles that all hikers can look to before they hit the trail. Similar to the Skier’s Responsibility Code endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association, the Hiker Responsibility Code was created to help hikers become more self aware about their responsibility for their own safety every time they are on a hike. It also acknowledges the inherent danger of hiking in the backcountry, and encourages hikers to be better prepared every time they are on the trail. The Hiker Responsibility Code was developed and is endorsed by the White Mountain National Forest and New Hampshire Fish and Game.