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Ways to stay safe when out and about

  • Stick with mates a similar age to you – a good mate won’t ask you to do stuff you’re uncomfortable with
  • If you feel you can’t say no, ask yourself: ‘Am I in a safe situation?’
  • If someone offers you something for free, ask what they want in return
  • Listen to your body – a fast, pounding heartbeat and churning stomach are signs you feel unsafe
  • Be careful what personal details – including photos – you give out
  • Make sure you know where you are going and how to get home. Have credit and charge on your phone
  • Make sure someone you trust always knows where you are
  • Drinking and taking drugs can make you unaware of unsafe situations and you can become a target for people who may hurt you