Preventing our Youth from Being Victims
Personal Safety in everyday life
Knowing your surrounding is not an easy concept to learn on your own. ETKM's Fight Back ETX program has literature to help students, parents, teachers, and other mentors help our you learn about awareness and safe living practices as well as red-flags in relationships with people you know and don't know. We give a breakdown list of common situations our you may face so they can be educated and keep them safe. We cover subjects such as the following in personal safety:
- At Home
- In Vehicles
- Online & Social Media
- Parties & Social Gatherings
- Managing Fear
Seeing Red-flags when dealing with People
- Sexual Assaults
- Abusive Relationships
- Street Crimes
- Date Rape
Awareness in women’s self-defense and crime prevention is the accumulation of everything we have learned up to this point to include awareness of ourselves. Victims of crime commonly state after the fact, “If I had only known.” The irony of their statement is that overall few people will actually take the time to “know,” and learn how criminals operate and the methods they use to victimize others.
During your everyday activities, you never know when you might find yourself in a harmful situation. You need to be aware of what is going on around you as you are driving, walking, working, and even at home. If you see or hear something unusual, assess it immediately. Most of the time everything is fine, but if it is a possible threat, you now have foreknowledge, planning time, and a better chance of getting out of the situation without fighting.
The assailant knows what he is going to do or thinking about doing; often you can feel it and sense his intent beforehand. Awareness reduces his ability to surprise you. If you are aware you can start assessing your options sooner and simultaneously start planning and preparing for a possible assault.
It is impossible to prepare for all possible scenarios. The better conditioned you are mentally to identify potential danger, the more effective you will be able to:
- Operate at an appropriate level of awareness relative to the degree of readiness needed.
- Detect the early warning signs of a potential threat.
- Move into a higher level of alertness and readiness whenever necessary.