5 safe habits that could prevent an attack
- Be aware
- Act confident
- Notice everyone and trust your instincts
- Read body language and keep a safe distance
- Use your common sense
Being aware is your number 1 defence and will reduce the risk of harm or crime.
70% of what you say is not in words. The way you walk, hold your head and look at people shows how confident you are
We know that when you act confident, often you can avoid an attack or bullying situation.
When you are faced with a bully or attacker, act brave even if you do not feel it. Shoulders back, walk tall, notice people, doing this is a huge deterrent.
If you have had this experience, don’t keep it a secret – get support from someone you trust, eg. friend, teacher, helpline.
At home, school or when you are out and about, take the time to notice people and places that make you feel uncomfortable and avoid them.
Did you know an assault occurs every 90 seconds?
Did you know?
- 1 in 3 children experience bullying.
- 33% are victims of cyber bullying.
- 1 in 6 employees are bullied at work.