Enjoy fun and festivites! I hope you are making time to be with those who inspire and empower you. While being savvy about safety is a daily activity, here are a few specific thoughts to keep in mind. Check previous posts for more on travel safety. We covered travel safety in November.
Shopping or dining: Keep Up Your Awareness!
Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
Shop with a friend, there is safety in numbers. AND Stay Aware!
Carry only the credit cards and identification you need.
Leave big purses at home. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Have your keys ready in your hand before leaving the store!
Don’t hang your purse on the back of a chair or set your items down unattended.
Parking lots: Be Savvy!
Walk briskly, confidently, and directly through the parking lot.
Park where you can see if someone is loitering near your car.
Park in a well lit area of the parking lot if you shop at night.
Ask a security officer to walk you to your car if you are uncomfortable.
Be cautious of people handing out fliers and asking questions in the parking area.
Check the backseat and cargo area before getting into your car.
KUTA at Home!
Keep the outside of your home well lit with doors and windows locked.
Do not display gifts beneath a Christmas tree which can be seen from a window.
After the holidays, do not announce your new high-dollar purchase/gifts. Break down the boxes of TV’s, stereos, computers, etc. before putting them in the trash.
Use wisdom and refrain from sharing expensive gifts received.
Turn off notifications of where photos are taken.
Use caution showing the inside of your home in photos.
Save travel photos for AFTER you are back home and keep travel details off social media.
Share Savvy Safety with your friends and family. Keep Them Safe!