5 Ways to Commit to Your Personal Safety in 2023 January 11, 2023

Our society has a way of growing in the blink of an eye, but with so much happening, it's hard to keep up. With crime rates on the rise and a new type of criminal known as cybercriminals, more and more people like you and me are becoming victims of violent crimes each year, which is why we've brought you five essential safety tips that will help you stay on top of your personal safety this year.

01. Keep your phone charged at all times. #

Keep your phone charged at all times.

It's important to keep your phone charged at all times, especially if you're going to be out and about late at night. This is one of the best ways to ensure that you have access to all the information you need when you need it.

To keep your phone charged when you're out and about late at night, consider using an external battery pack with you. You never know when you'll need to make a call or text someone in a pinch, which is why it's critical that your phone is always charged up.

02. Store important IDs and/or a copy of your license on you. #

Storing your personal information in a safe place is one of the best ways to keep your identity and belongings safe.

In today's world, keeping your personal documents safe can be tricky. You might not have a safe at home or in the office, so where do you keep your documents? You can store them on a memory stick or hard drive, but that's not always practical, especially if you don't have a computer or printer. Instead, you can use HelpYouFind.Me to store the digital copies of your important personal documents on your phone, tablet or computer. This way, they're always with you!

Store important IDs and/or a copy of your license on you.

At HelpYouFind.Me we want to make sure you are always in control of your digital identity and privacy. We understand that maintaining your personal data is a lot of work, so we've made it as easy as possible for you to store and keep copies of your IDs and other important documents on us.

We have an end-to-end encrypted system that allows us to store all of your information with the highest level of security possible. Our goal at HelpYouFind.Me is to help you find peace of mind by making sure that only those you trust can access your data.

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03. Create a safety kit for your car. #

If you're like most people, you probably don't feel like you need a safety kit for your car. But if you want to be prepared for the unexpected, this is a great way to start.

Create a safety kit for your car.

Here are some of the things you should include in your kit:

  • A flashlight with extra batteries and a charger.
  • A first-aid kit.
  • Road flares (these are important in case of an accident).
  • A fire extinguisher (you never know when it will come in handy).
  • A manual jack (you could have an emergency if something breaks and you can't easily fix it).

04. Be sure to tell people where you're going and with whom. #

It's always a good idea to let someone know where you're going and with whom, especially if you're going to be away for more than a couple of hours or even a day.

Be sure to tell people where you're going and with whom.

By using HelpYouFind.Me, you can securely update your loved ones when you’re on the move. Our HYFM Telegram Bot allows you to share your current location pin with others who have joined your Safety Network. On the HYF.M Friend Feed, you can also let your friends and family know about your trips' itineraries - including flight and hotel details and so much more.

This way they'll be able to keep an eye out for your safety while also being kept up to date with all of the fun activities that are sure to come along with whatever trip you're planning!

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05. Be alert and aware of your surroundings. #

We know that you are often alone when you're out in public, but that doesn't mean you should be. The world can be a scary place—and it's even scarier if you can't see or hear what's going on around you.

Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

Look up from your phone and take note of where you are. If someone is walking behind you, check out their face and body language to see if they seem safe or threatening. If they look like they're walking toward trouble, get away from them as fast as possible. If they look like they might be heading toward help, then go towards them and let them know what's happening so that they have time to get themselves out of danger.

A little safety awareness never killed nobody! #

Remember, safety is a priority for the year ahead. You'll find the above five tips helpful when it comes to staying vigilant about your own safety and that of others around you.

Added safety protocols into your routine will do far more than just keep you out of danger. They will ensure that you are aware of your surroundings, minimize the number of risks you expose yourself to, and help you react quickly in response to any emergency situations that may arise. You can't read too many books on security or spend too much time practicing safety techniques; you have to stay alert, plan ahead, and brief yourself on delicate topics. Keep this in mind and everything should fall into place.

Written by
Adriana Lopez

Adriana Lopez